Is the MacBook Pro 2018 REALLY Bad?

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    Apple’s reputation for… Less than stellar thermal performance certainly precedes it. But is that really all there is to the 2018 Core i9-equipped MacBook Pro?
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Comments • 7 392

  • Max Skripp
    Max Skripp Day ago

    that fucking beep sounding way too real on my headphones. watching this in the middle of a thunderstorm

  • Joey G
    Joey G Day ago

    Bro Linus stop advertising dbrand skins for Apple products no ones gonna cover up that status symbol

  • ramiro marcelo otavalo

    So 2008 MacBook Pro 15.5
    What I can do please need help need recommend fore and thanks for you time have a wonderful day and night

  • Persons Of Interest band

    A couple grand to send tweets.

  • Jonathan Robert
    Jonathan Robert 4 days ago

    Yes it

  • The System Explorer
    The System Explorer 7 days ago +1

    Can you do a techquickie on why processors need cooling

    • Justin Zero
      Justin Zero 5 days ago

      Processors need cooling b/c they generate a lot of heat. Heat happens b/c processors do a lot of work to do computations and tasks. In Physics I, this follows the Conservation of Energy Law, where all energy cannot be created/destroyed, it is simply transfered. In this case, the electricity that powers the processor is transferred mostly into heat

  • Stefan Firdaus
    Stefan Firdaus 7 days ago +4

    Did Tim use these things to cook? iChef? 😂

  • divyesh patil
    divyesh patil 8 days ago

    Should i buy it or not????

  • Wizzard
    Wizzard 8 days ago

    MacCheese is just fucked up linux.

  • Destinct Shaw
    Destinct Shaw 9 days ago

    Why not switching to Windows 10 notebook/surface? Apple should behave like an example by reducing battery and heat issues (both at iPhone and MacBooks). Switch to Win10 and you get peace.

  • Chapo Guzman
    Chapo Guzman 11 days ago

    Le sigh. It's such a bummer that they soldered the SSD. Once my 2013 15" MBPr dies, I might just have to get a 2014-15, whichever one is the last one with user replaceable SSD.

  • Hisham Alshaikh
    Hisham Alshaikh 11 days ago

    The temperature of my Macbook Pro reaches 60 C by justing connecting it to an external monitor; surfing the web, and nothing else.

  • Fidel
    Fidel 11 days ago

    Paper thin not the ideal design for accidents.

  • TheMarouuu
    TheMarouuu 11 days ago

    For youtubers PRO means editing videos. It's like the only pro activity you can do. Laptops are not made for you to render videos on the train or in the hotel lobby... not everyone is a tech journalist or "content creator"...

  • snipereliteone
    snipereliteone 14 days ago

    Hhahahahhahahahahahahhahahahahhah the oven part thanks Linus

  • Scott Pleasants
    Scott Pleasants 15 days ago +1

    The one thing that nobody has mentioned is that the shower keyboard causes damage to your hands. As a biomechanical device, the force of typing is transferred back into the joints of your hand. Thus over time, you’ll see people with more than RSI. This is a horrible keyboard design beyond just the dust. This is a really bad design and as an engineer, I can attest that you will see people with problems with their hands and joints.

  • Techboy235 FK8
    Techboy235 FK8 16 days ago

    Pro is a meaninless word from Apple

  • Donny Thompson
    Donny Thompson 16 days ago +4

    97° C is about 205° F... that’s just a few degrees under the boiling point of water.

    • Donny Thompson
      Donny Thompson 2 days ago

      Tyler Stone boiling point for water in Fahrenheit is 212°.

    • Tyler Stone
      Tyler Stone 2 days ago

      Given that 100° C is literally defined as "the Boiling point of water", Yes, 97 is just a few degrees below the boiling point of water.
      Not sure about the arbitrary switch to Fahrenheit (an imperial measurement that only the US and like 2 underdeveloped countries in the entire world uses because it's inferior and would do the world a favor by not existing) though.

  • Maurits
    Maurits 18 days ago

    Apple, if you're reading this, do us AND yourself a favour and follow these instructions:
    Re-launch your 2013 MBPR housing (as we all love ports, magsafe, a normal durable laptop/keyboard, and don't mind the thickness that much), where inside we can find a:
    - Maxed out battery
    - New motherboard and CPU
    - OLED hi-res display (with tiny bezels)
    - Large touchpad
    - Smartphone grade front camera
    You will see it will be easy to get ahead in the laptop market again.
    Thank you
    Sent from my 2013 MBPR

  • sourcefor
    sourcefor 18 days ago

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  • Anh Mai
    Anh Mai 18 days ago

    I'm waiting for 5d technology =))

  • Minje Kim
    Minje Kim 20 days ago

    0:40 is that real smoke????

  • Diego Llamas
    Diego Llamas 23 days ago

    cmon ppl don't be gready. just get and intel core i7 and enjoy life. theres nothing u cant do. getting an I9 is overkill just to game, leave that for the programmers developing AI

  • joshcoa
    joshcoa 27 days ago

    I am an IT tech and deal with this junk constantly. While speaking to Apple Support regarding the issue with data backup, the rep to me, "You should be using iCloud drive, anyway." He went on to lecture me that anything not backed up within their ecosystem is considered non important and no priority to data preservation is given. Basically any problem will now require a motherboard replacement since essentially everything (including the hard drive) is soldered in, meaning almost all repairs will lead to data loss. Apple even been trashing removable, non-soldered in hard drives when replacing the board. While I agree that all data should be kept backed up, I disagree with their blatant disregard for my hard drive data. I've been with Apple since the pre-intel days. Not anymore. My next laptop will be a Lenovo X1 extreme loaded with Linux. Bye, Apple. It was fun.

  • Type42 TARDIS
    Type42 TARDIS 27 days ago

    Not going to lie. I'm disappointed with the 2018 15' MBP. I have been using a 2010 MB 13' (the white plastic one) for almost ten years now. I love this computer because it doesnt entirely sacrifice form for function. It still has USB A and ethernet ports for example, and its bigg enough to cool itself. The apple design language in the last couple of years has sacrificed function for form.
    Does the new MBP look great, absolutly. It looks like a work of art from the 22nd century. BUT, looks can only get you so far. If this thing cant even run at its base clock speed without over heating, why pay the apple premium? In addition all of that over heating will cause damage in the long run, and cost even more money to fix.
    Does the i7 version still have overheating issues?

  • Vimal's Channel
    Vimal's Channel 29 days ago +11

    This is why you buy apple 'pro'ducts at least 6 months afrlter the release

    • Destinct Shaw
      Destinct Shaw 9 days ago +1

      Vimal's Channel refurbished is better

  • A1blkman MAGA
    A1blkman MAGA 29 days ago

    suffering all the above problems with my new fully loaded MBPRO15. Battery life between 2 and 5hrs running only safari and no other apps or programs. Can cook eggs on it🔥and have not began to use it for what it was purchased for, 4k Video editing. $5K paper weight. Getting nothing but lies when calling Apple support about issues. I can see recalls in i9 future.🍋🍋🍋Law?

  • .
    . 29 days ago +3

    You can make fun of Apple as much as you want -- macOS is still better ;)

  • RobinG
    RobinG Month ago +6

    Ive said this before and im gonna say it again.
    You cannot deny the genius when Linus transitions into introducing their sponsors....

  • Yara Raffoul
    Yara Raffoul Month ago

    What do you think about the 2017 macbook pro?

  • Fret Plec
    Fret Plec Month ago

    It's what they can get away with. Like Microsoft with the XBOX 360 - they knew it was iffy but made more money on the edge

  • Justin Wall
    Justin Wall Month ago

    My 2012 MacBook Pro is finally fried. Any advice on what my next laptop should be? Considering switching from Apple but I’m not sure. I’m not too knowledgeable about computers. But I need a laptop for school. Thanks.

    • Justin Zero
      Justin Zero 5 days ago

      Don't get Acer. I've heard good things about Dell XPS laptops

    • Jhin
      Jhin Month ago

      Think pads are really good

  • Rayxz
    Rayxz Month ago +1

    I9 on a laptop, why the hell would anyone want that so early on?
    I can feel the heat from here.

  • Jackson Quinn
    Jackson Quinn Month ago

    Plagiarism from the Chanel dings (formerly known as dongs). The whole oven gag.

  • Filipe Gomes
    Filipe Gomes Month ago

    I was a big fan of apple computers from 1995 to 2002. Now they only do crap. My old B&W G3 still runs like new, good luck with th new ones haha

  • gverweijen
    gverweijen Month ago +1

    Apple doest take the pro market seriously. They make phones. The rest is just overpriced designer computers for hipsters.

  • Silver Vampire42
    Silver Vampire42 Month ago +2

    I love my 2012 MacBook pro, has lasted for 8 solid years with a heavy workload each day with no issues but now the battery is starting and is running a bit slow at certain times due to the 8gbs of ram. I was looking to upgrade but the way Apple is handling the new MacBooks I'm considering just buying a new battery and wait another 4 years or so to see how they change (doubt it though).

    • ABC ABC
      ABC ABC 17 days ago

      Yup mine too. I got a new windows laptop though which is great in its own right

  • Kevin Nguyen
    Kevin Nguyen Month ago +3

    American English is so cool. Love your voice and your body language. (y)

  • cpufixer1
    cpufixer1 Month ago

    what the heck is Apple doing with all the smarts they have? This is becoming ridiculous.

  • stevkyt
    stevkyt Month ago +2

    When Apple stop glueing or soldering everything and add some ports and a touchscreen then I might consider buying another one. My 2013 Macbook Pro works well and it has HMDI and SD slots. Don't now what I'll do if it dies. If only I could run OS on a PC.

  • Mike Sutherland
    Mike Sutherland Month ago +1

    Not entirely impressed with Apple's offerings, and I don't do business with them.

  • Karan Joshi
    Karan Joshi Month ago

    they should not focus on making macbook pro slim instead keep the thickness and make is more obviously have macbook air for being can forgive macbook air for being less powerful but macbook pro is meant for getting the job done

  • Tyeksa!
    Tyeksa! Month ago +14

    I'm due for a new MacBook Pro but I have decided to wait until 2020 to see if Apple listen to its customer and come out with a computer that is worthy of its cost and its origin.

    • Shane Matthews
      Shane Matthews 25 days ago

      Apparently a new 16-inch MBP will be out in the next year or two. Let's hope they beef it up a bit and ditch that problematic butterfly keyboard. The ultra-thin display ribbon cables are problematic, too. And the only way to fix either is complete replacement.
      Unfortunately, this trend in electronics is not new; it's been evident since the late 1980s. Before then, if your computer or disk drive or TV broke, you could actually get it fixed. Has anyone here ever heard of aligning a disc drive? Or replacing a picture tube? Not very recently, because since the 90s the philosophy has been that if the thing breaks, you just buy a new one. It's the same with car engines-if your head gasket goes, it's almost cheaper to buy a new motor.
      This being a trend of long standing, it's not surprising that companies are making products that are literally unrepairable.

    • Ali Rahman
      Ali Rahman Month ago

      If they don’t meet your tastes, I’d say you should switch, and give Windows a try (Linux as well)

    DR ACULA Month ago

    I’ve been a Mac fan since 1989 when my parents got me an SE/30. But i don’t pay for their new junk, it’s overpriced and geared towards the trendies! I have a Mac Pro 12 core, probably cost around 400-500 to soup it up, and it’s far better than the 2000 plus POS trashcan Mac Pro they came out with! As far as MB pros, fuck that, waste of money.

  • JesusLovesYou
    JesusLovesYou Month ago

    My MacBook got on fire and Apple refused to do the repair. My whole family was put in danger and they told me that it is not their fault as I should have home insurance in place just in case their laptop catch fire. Shame on you Apple! Please avoid to buy their MacBooks if you value your life and your family.

  • Gaius Caligula
    Gaius Caligula Month ago

    Louis Rossman slends his regards. Fuck Apple. Find a good 3rd Party repair shop in your local area. Fuck Apple.

  • Minjun XI
    Minjun XI Month ago

    yes it is really bad

  • Sam D
    Sam D Month ago +1

    oh..... cause i reallllllyyy need an i9 in my laptop. Welcome hunters, fishers, and other liars.

  • Abdullah Umer
    Abdullah Umer Month ago

    I have a Macbook early 2013 with 8GB ram and 256 SSD. Xcode is running too slow and the battery is bad. Should I buy the new macbook pro?

  • Michael B B
    Michael B B Month ago

    I don't see where a developer needs the higher end processor, more memory or storage. One should never depend on internal storage and have backups in what ever manner you feel is good for you. The keyboard is still a concern for me, after AppleCare / Warranty is up and the keyboard needs to be replaced your looking at 600 to 700 + dollars.

  • Icantbestopped -
    Icantbestopped - Month ago +5

    Oh well I guess I can’t touch it

    Ps: My names Anthony

  • Cameron Wansley
    Cameron Wansley Month ago

    My boss just offered to buy me & my coworker a new Macbook for work (we run a music streaming service). I personally wanted the Macbook Pro with the TouchBar so I could take advantage of Logic Pro in my off-time, but should I not even bother & just get the newer Macbook Air instead? It's on his dime so I'm down for suggestions

    • William Traylor
      William Traylor Month ago

      I'm an Apple Specialist of 13 years. I'd get the Pro no matter what if you have an option. I just bought a 2014 15" Pro with a 2.8GHz i7, 512GB SSD, and 16GB RAM because the 2016+ models are just magsafe-less dongle hell with a crappy keyboard to boot. But if you gotta buy a brand new one from Apple, might as well get the best you can (because all new Macs, Air included, are like this now).

  • Eduardo Real
    Eduardo Real Month ago

    What is the point if your productivity will suffer for thin laptop and high spec processor overheating. Apple has gone down with the macbooks. The keyboard is the worse. They have become more about charging you a lot and less benefits to you.

  • July (Qiaoxia) Qiu
    July (Qiaoxia) Qiu Month ago +3

    my new macbook pro 15" literally made a explosion sound after bought 2 months now, which almost gave me heart attack. They should recall all 2018 pros before it actually kill someone!

    • ABC ABC
      ABC ABC 17 days ago

      Hahahha that sounds funny. The thermal is that bad huh


    Stop being so extra and just review it

  • Sandy Hermawan
    Sandy Hermawan Month ago +1

    I need to purchase a new laptop for video editing, should i take the macbook pro 2018 or gigabyte aero15x ?

    • Dog Dog
      Dog Dog Month ago

      @Ulugbek Kahramonov agreed

    • Ulugbek Kahramonov
      Ulugbek Kahramonov Month ago +1

      wait till the MacBook Pro gets a refresh this year

    • teemo
      teemo Month ago


  • wellwh0
    wellwh0 Month ago +5

    MacBook Pro died at 2015 more or less.. when you could replace at least SSD.
    Because of all this Apple control freak over your laptop, I will not pay them for upgrade. I will update my early 2015 with transcend SSD or just sell it and buy Win 13 inch laptop; Zenbook or something.

  • Ivan Johnson
    Ivan Johnson Month ago +4

    Apple knows they're stealing from you. Their thin fetish means you can't get proper thermals.

  • teemo
    teemo Month ago


  • GetYour Fix
    GetYour Fix Month ago

    I'll take a thicker laptop that actually utilizes the superior processing power without destroying the laptop slowly. What's the point of all those specs if you're not even able to use them?
    I have never understood the thin laptop trend. For phones, I get it. But for a laptop or a computer? Who fucking cares, my computer is parallel to a wall and I don't care if it's three inches thick because I'm not inviting people to see the thinness of my computer.
    Same for laptops. I don't give a crap what people think of my slightly bulkier laptop that actually works up to spec. I'm using it for more than watching Netflix and writing papers.
    I just dont get it. Why have a processor you cant use. It's a total waste of money.

  • Iskandar Mamadnazarov

    The white vinyl is really ugly.

  • xdugganx
    xdugganx 2 months ago

    How are we pronouncing data? This dude does both ways, just sentences apart.

    SLEEPING GIANT 2 months ago +1

    Thanks I am doing recherche for a new laptop NO APPLE .

  • Grinder Man
    Grinder Man 2 months ago

    who the fuck needs a core I9???

  • Martinesse
    Martinesse 2 months ago

    I am gonna study CS in October, which model should I get? I am currently using windows, but I want something that will last me long and won't cause me problems.

    • Justin Zero
      Justin Zero 3 days ago

      don't get Acer laptops

    • Haru
      Haru Month ago

      get a t420 thinkpad, unlike apple products its actaully reliable and durable.
      if you want macos you could probably put it in there pretty easily since there are a few hackintosh guides for it

  • Armynyus
    Armynyus 2 months ago

    Extra cash, exactly ;-

  • Jason's Channel
    Jason's Channel 2 months ago

    Make a laptop that thin, and think it's going to keep a 6 core CPU cool while doing heavy multi-threaded tasks, that's a laugh Apple! Are you surprised Apple cut corners and didn't redesign the cooling solution? Apple is a joke the past few years. Over 3K for a laptop that wants to turn into a brick oven, classy.

    Granted, laptops from other manufacturers are not doing so well either. I guess they just haven't realized they can no longer put high-end CPUs in the thin laptops. You need more space for effective cooling, simple as that. This is why I will always prefer a desktop to a laptop. I only have 1 use scenario where a high-end laptop would be needed, and that would be for recording multi-channel sound directly from my console at work during live shows. But, it's not something I need to do a lot, and my desktop works fine when I do need to haul it down to record.

  • Doug Chan
    Doug Chan 2 months ago

    touchbar sucks

  • Ricardo W
    Ricardo W 2 months ago +1

    I agree, the pro is overrated

  • Carol Hu
    Carol Hu 2 months ago

    Perfect usb c hub for MacBook Pro 2018,many kinds for choose.Get more details

  • TheRob
    TheRob 2 months ago +1

    how often do you use the laptop forever?

    • RapMastaC1
      RapMastaC1 2 months ago

      My Macbook Pro is 8 years old now, the original HDD failed and I upgraded to an SSD and upgraded the Ram with newer lower power Ram. Stuff you can't do on the new models.

  • Big Bullet
    Big Bullet 2 months ago

    Apple makes the best phones and computers buddy

    • Big Bullet
      Big Bullet Month ago

      Clay Cassin 🥺🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • Clay Cassin
      Clay Cassin 2 months ago

      @Cody Krom- KEK!!!
      Warning to other readers- An NPC is in the room

  • Tarkassa
    Tarkassa 2 months ago

    you are kind of a god

  • Retro R
    Retro R 2 months ago +3

    This is a good video. It brought up points I didn't know other manufacturers had thermal problems (prob because i'm kinda a normie). I personally think Apple need to make the MacBook Pros a bit thicker. Not a ton thicker, like 2012-2015 thick (Which is not a lot). I mean, there wasn't really any major problems (that I know of at least) with the older ones. The keyboards worked, and at least the ssd was modular. I had to upgrade in 2017 because my older one which was my daily driver at the time broke, and after thinking I got the 2015 instead of the 2017. I did this because it was cheaper, more useful (had built in usb a, no dongles), about the same specs, and had MagSafe. Anyways, just my opinion.

  • S Araki
    S Araki 2 months ago

    I kept my XPS 15 2017 model because it already thermal throttled more than the 2016 model. Not like rocket science or anything.

  • Johnny Mora
    Johnny Mora 2 months ago +1

    I don’t get any of this

  • XavierKatzone
    XavierKatzone 2 months ago

    Apple has become another evil empire joke. F*ck 'em!

  • Silverstone Serenity
    Silverstone Serenity 2 months ago

    He should get rid of those earrings tho

  • K 6663629
    K 6663629 2 months ago

    It is not bad. It is garbage

  • Ed Loki
    Ed Loki 2 months ago

    The battery gets cooked and after less than a year has 20% wear.

  • Joe Doe
    Joe Doe 2 months ago

    apple became the shittiest brand dongle, buy extender, buy new mac, old one is to old, fry ham and eggs on it..what a waste of money

  • Brian Lee
    Brian Lee 2 months ago

    I returned my 2018 macbook pro purely because I can't get use to the keyboard. I couldn't justify paying 5000 dollars for which I am satisfied with every aspect of it. If they brought back the old keyboard switches and got rid of the touch bar all together, I'd happily invest 5000. I also hate how the horizontal arrow keys are twice as large as the vertical arrow keys, my stubby fingers can never precisely hit the key that I intend to press without taking 2 seconds to look down onto the keyboard, it just doesn't feel as fluid as the previous gen macbook pros.

    CONTEMN 2 months ago

    dissapointed again. dont know if running hackintosh on 64gbddr4 gtx 1080 would be the better option at the end.

  • Kemi Kunle
    Kemi Kunle 2 months ago

    Let's start with the built-in camera for the 2018 MBP - the built-in camera is the most garbage camera I've seen in over 10 years

    • Stratos Gaming
      Stratos Gaming 2 months ago +1

      Well... Yea your write.
      But at-least its there. #Its TRASH!!

  • Darrylizer1
    Darrylizer1 2 months ago

    The Siri commands are because of the system, not the Mac.

  • Thrifty Fox
    Thrifty Fox 2 months ago

    I came here to crap all over Apple.....
    But I will buy another one for sure.

  • Nick Girouard
    Nick Girouard 2 months ago

    I’m getting into coding can anyone recommend a laptop to buy?

  • Luke Bellmason
    Luke Bellmason 2 months ago


  • Leo Hamilton
    Leo Hamilton 2 months ago +1

    Before you go cramming a Core i9 in your MacBook Pro maybe you should reach a goal of giving a quad core processor on the base model first

  • who8myfish
    who8myfish 2 months ago

    OSx is usually more efficient than Windows.
    I have an older iMac with an i5 and 24gigs of ram at work and it's still really snappy nice to work on.

    • Speedrunner 0218
      Speedrunner 0218 2 months ago

      Are you sure that's not the computer being faster, not the OS?

  • James Hersee
    James Hersee 2 months ago

    If you don’t want it I’ll have it!

  • batanai Chinomona
    batanai Chinomona 2 months ago

    Thanks for the video. I was about to buy a MacBook Pro 15”.... Apple is becoming a shit-show.... they are like a PS gaming station now. U can’t upgrade. The reason why I don’t buy ps or Xbox.... now it’s MacBook Pro.... come on apple. It’s called Pro coz Proz have to use it and upgrades is very essential for us. I’m so pcd apple. I addicted to your operating system IOS and don’t know wat to do now... “F”.... thanks bro for the video... I’m ur fan bro

  • Tizezone
    Tizezone 2 months ago

    I watch it happy nowww

  • Zetsuke4
    Zetsuke4 2 months ago

    what the fuck was that oven shit

  • drewyn tewliss
    drewyn tewliss 2 months ago

    Did that FLIR imaged Macbook have a dbrand skin on it?

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  • JC Denton
    JC Denton 2 months ago

    Down with Linus
    Up with UFD Tech

  • Bahtman
    Bahtman 2 months ago

    iron your shirt