Before You Buy a Mac, Watch This Video

  • Published on Jun 6, 2018
  • PCMag's Matt Buzzi and Sascha Segan (who has used Macs for 27 years) lay into the major flaws in the current Mac laptop lineup.
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Comments • 866

  • Marek Wesołowski
    Marek Wesołowski 15 days ago

    Apple is iPhone oriented company now, so they tend to make their laptop keyboards feel like typing on touch screen... no key’s travel, no click, etc. Conclusion? Buy cheap laptop and install Linux... better keyboard is standard and all Unix derived goodies are still there... with saved money you can support far more important project than making Apple Inc. stakeholders pleasent.

  • a wandering_cloud
    a wandering_cloud Month ago

    I love the keyboard tho

  • ffggddss
    ffggddss Month ago +1

    "Sascha Segan (who has used Macs for 27 years)" - [at 0:30] "I've used Macs for, umm, 27 years. I got my first Mac in 1986."
    Video published 2018 Jun 6. . . . . 2018 - 1986 = 32 years.
    ? ? ?

  • Pepijn Velthuis
    Pepijn Velthuis 3 months ago

    This is just making fun of apple.. ._.

  • Underground Raiload TV show in Chicago

    I use a PC from Chicago, IL

  • koala cola
    koala cola 3 months ago +20

    He protec
    He attacc
    But most importantly
    Watch this before you buy a mac

  • AxLi Music
    AxLi Music 3 months ago

    The only thing since 2015 that I can buy its a Big MAC! 😂😂😂 For real now... Right now I wanna switch to Macbook from Windows. But I want to switch for a Macbook beacuse of the operating system(less viruses, no regedits etc), no drivers, and no ASIO, people forget that. Sometimes you have to pay extra not for a visible thing but for easier workflow. So 2018 or 2019 macbook? No 2015 pls(used one)

  • Charles Ward
    Charles Ward 3 months ago

    Wanna hear a joke?

    Mac users

  • Jamie Coats
    Jamie Coats 4 months ago

    I think you need to show a comparable Windows laptop which is the same size and same battery life, without this you are just moaning but no direct comparison. I did not find this interesting or useful . I need better so won’t subscribe.

  • Avery Meyrose
    Avery Meyrose 4 months ago

    this video is depressing to watch

  • Steadyawake
    Steadyawake 4 months ago +5

    It's 2019 and I just bought a sealed 2015 MACBOOK PRO

    • siva sai
      siva sai 4 months ago

      How is it? even I'm planning to buy? but I'm afraid if it will be outdated

  • clorofilazul
    clorofilazul 4 months ago

    Will they (Apple) reverse this path? I hope so.

  • German Montana
    German Montana 4 months ago +2

    Just stopped me from making a big mistake 😂

  • Goose
    Goose 5 months ago +1

    I own my 2014 mid 13 macbook pro and i cherish it.

  • Tech Guru
    Tech Guru 5 months ago

    I don't think any of these rants make sense... Windows guy ranting on Mac, a Mac guy who is too scared to upgrade ranting about the speed etc.. there's not much brands out there making their own hardware and integrating it seemlesly with their own software... There are no other laptop out there with the form factor of a Mac that can challenge it... Yes you guys got it graphics wise but other than that what is there, all the others have "U processors" can't outperform...and that's why all these guys doing reviews own Macs

  • Dennis Desmarais
    Dennis Desmarais 5 months ago

    Apple doesn’t get a penny of my cash. Apple is all about money now. Sad

  • Zed King
    Zed King 5 months ago

    Great video and thanks for the heads up , I will look for older models.:)

  • pepe hdez hdez
    pepe hdez hdez 5 months ago

    I love my 2018 macbook pro with touchbar idk why people say they are bad

  • Brad Evans
    Brad Evans 5 months ago

    Hope Apple and Tim Cook watch this...

  • Yerlin Morel
    Yerlin Morel 5 months ago

    1.6k dislikes.. dumb apple fans

  • mae chia
    mae chia 5 months ago +1

    dont worry guys
    2019 UltraMacBook with touch screen.
    excited to have the world first touch screen notebook

    • Dark A3ther
      Dark A3ther 5 months ago

      I think Dell has something to say about that.

    • Yerlin Morel
      Yerlin Morel 5 months ago

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahaa as always

  • David LaRue
    David LaRue 5 months ago

    OMG! Are you guys saying Apple products cost more than windows boxes of the same speed!?!?!? HOLY COW! This is cutting edge news! Good thing I watched this!

  • Royal Mason
    Royal Mason 5 months ago

    I'm sure you know a lot and I'd like to know what you know but your banter just makes it too darn hard to follow you. If only you'd just say what you mean and leave the entertaining chit chat to someone else.

  • Shakil Ahamed
    Shakil Ahamed 5 months ago

    I agree! And I’m gonna buy tomorrow 😢 I don’t know why I still want to buy it! But I really want 😂😂 is it funny?

  • Vlad Smith
    Vlad Smith 5 months ago

    quick!! put an apple in his mouth

  • Zahidur Rahman
    Zahidur Rahman 5 months ago

    if you think what I said is right leave a like

  • Zahidur Rahman
    Zahidur Rahman 5 months ago +2

    not a good video. the new mac book air 2018 is amazing its keyboard is so good it makes my typing way faster that's helpful because I have to finish my work quick it's really good so I want you to do a review on that and let's see how many negative comments you have on that.

  • Katelin Cloke
    Katelin Cloke 5 months ago

    If. Macs where $700 or less then I might get one. But not at the moment.

  • arbjful
    arbjful 6 months ago +1

    I have a Macbook pro mid 2012 model 13 inch. I have upgraded the RAM and the SSD. It l serves my purpose very well, I don't need insanely powerful laptops for my job anyway. The MBP is anyway fast enough

    • Stacko Fiasco
      Stacko Fiasco 4 months ago

      I had the same but it just died one day and a new cable didn't fix it. Watched a video on how t change the battery which I thought. you couldn't do but it looked easy enough so I did it and it didn't work either.....but meantime youtube kept playing and when I saw the one on the ssd and more ram I thought yeah. So that's what I´m doing. Buying 2 more for music production, home entertainment,parts whatever. With the firewire, thunderbolt, ethernet, usb, xsd card reader it´s convenient flexible will be way fast enough and cheap. b tw the headphone jack is also infrared digital audio. Can even watch movies on dvd´s with multi language subtitles. I´m with you Mr arbjful

  • Elijah Mathurin
    Elijah Mathurin 6 months ago

    I learned nothing from this

  • Sean
    Sean 6 months ago

    Go to a coffee shop in silicon valley, you will see 90% of the people there are pumping out code on their Mac, not their windows. As bad as Apple has gotten with their hardware, it will never amount to microsoft refusing to ditch the DOS kernel for a unix like kernel, and people that write software take note.

  • Lam Cao
    Lam Cao 6 months ago

    Wow every single macbook video always has so many negative/hateful comment. I think if you guys dont like Macs ignore them to see what happend with them in the future. Innovation is not sth you can see in a short period so just shut up and wait. Ohh humanity :((

  • ha17h3m
    ha17h3m 6 months ago +2

    Before you buy a mac , DON'T

  • Peter Vladimir Møller
    Peter Vladimir Møller 6 months ago

    Shut up..
    Horrible vid guys i am so shamed to watch this.. Sadly you got a dislike from me..

  • Mahnoor Lodhi
    Mahnoor Lodhi 6 months ago

    Opinions on refurbished Mac laptops (ie MacBook pro 2015)?

    JULIUS K 6 months ago +1

    I literally just watched the dumbest video in TheXvid so far...

  • Hang Tran
    Hang Tran 6 months ago

    Where is the teeth....

  • Chris Nagel
    Chris Nagel 6 months ago

    Ryzen 2 or 3 apu anyone?

  • Михаил СКОРБЕЖ

    Oh no, I see you banned by Tim Apple, lol.))

  • Eric Rosenwald
    Eric Rosenwald 6 months ago

    “The Touch Bar doesn’t add functionality.” Ugh, if you don’t use it or need, it doesn’t. If you do, it’s great. It’s subjective. There’s almost no accounting for the needs of a diverse group of users. It may be the case that most don’t like it. But that doesn’t mean it’s objectively bad. If you don’t like it, I love to hear why. But it’s not a right or wrong issue, and ridiculous statements like “it doesn’t add functionality” are useless and untrue.
    I’m not surprised, though. Just more arrogant commentary from another narcissistic tech expert.

  • sharon mcgowan
    sharon mcgowan 6 months ago

    I’ve only ever used Apple, I have iPhone, iPad mini, the latest 12.6” iPad and have a MacBook Pro late 2011. I’m looking to change my laptop this year and for the first time I’m considering changing to HP Spectre.
    I really don’t like the Apple keyboard or track pad and to be honest I’m getting board with the sameness and don’t think the price warrants my loyalty!

  • K O
    K O 7 months ago

    Decent content, but constantly talking over each other and yelling makes this segment sound like an ESPN show even fewer people care about. Stop yelling. Teenage girls aren’t funny.

  • Patrick McDonald
    Patrick McDonald 7 months ago

    Quality < Profits

  • africansnow
    africansnow 7 months ago +5

    Jeeeesus sooooo much lame commentary just get to the bloody point. I'm literally here because of the title not for your life story. Didn't make it past 3 mins. Next.

  • Matthew Featherston
    Matthew Featherston 7 months ago

    I was going to get a new mac, however I felt like I got a much better deal with a Mid 2012 MacBook Pro just for the fact it has all the ports and an iCore7 processor with a keyboard that is not going to go out on me...Not to mention the power safety chord that it came with and also the fact that I only paid $400 to buy it.... Please Apple come out with a "Classic" MacBook Pro that has all these features, but with updated specs we will all love you for it

  • Rudy Yocum
    Rudy Yocum 7 months ago

    You guys are so wrong, I will never pay for a Windows Laptop over 500.00. I LOVE MY MAC. Keyboard is fine and I even DJ with a MAC. G-4 was my first one and will never ever ever use a Windows Laptop for DJng. I only own a Windows laptop to help my friends when they have problems. (Paid $125.00 for my last one)

  • niks gee
    niks gee 7 months ago

    That 12 inch looks like a tablet with a keyboard attached.

  • Corey Ayers
    Corey Ayers 7 months ago

    Do they ever say anything important? I gave up after 1:55 of babbling

  • Present Trend Production
    Present Trend Production 7 months ago +1

    If Mac prices are low in India i bet India will change every windows pc into mac

  • Present Trend Production
    Present Trend Production 7 months ago +2

    In India Mac user are like rich people . Like real rich. Mac Prices are so high in India . Its like we can buy a new bike instead of mac.

  • Usman Akhtar
    Usman Akhtar 7 months ago +1

    I have 2017 macbook pro 15".(aprox $3700 cdn).
    After almost 15 months laptop turned down while i was using, i took it to apple store. They told me we have to change somthing related to power for $150. I was agree but next day i received call from apple store and they were asking my my permission to change logic board. I was mad and refued to give him permission. I went to apple store to pickup my laptop. I asked the guy are you going to change all hardware, he said no, but we are not %100 sure what is the problem with laptop. But yes may b logic board for $1100. And you will lose all data.
    I pickup laptop without repair. And next day i give it to my friend who fixed my macbook pro 15" 2017 within 1 hour without losing data. Waoo
    I will never buy apple products again
    And last thing is there anyone who can hire my friend. He is jobless genius living in toronto..

  • jedics
    jedics 7 months ago

    How do you turn the best all round value product ever designed by a company into a mediocre over priced one inside a decade? Give control to shareholders and accountants.......
    This video reflects the feelings of millions of two decade old Mac users the world over, this is what happens to a company when those more concerned with money than the product that drives that profit start running the show. It makes my blood boil what they have done to the Jobs Legacy in such a short space of time. After 25 years of only Macs, my next computer won't be one.

  • Zenn3k
    Zenn3k 7 months ago

    I wouldn't give up my 2015 MBP for anything.

  • Cio CIO
    Cio CIO 8 months ago

    Apple is busy supporting the Chinese economy and building a headquarters

  • Nutshell
    Nutshell 8 months ago

    I don’t get why people want everything to have a touchscreen. seriously why would you want finger print marks all over your screen?

  • Graham, King of the Britons!

    But winblows

  • Lana Liong
    Lana Liong 8 months ago

    Unibody 2012 i7 13"anyone? Too old for 2019 ?

  • Darryl of Sussex
    Darryl of Sussex 8 months ago

    I’m still using my original iphone 4s, 2011 imac and 2011 ipad. Daily. Know anyone still using their Android gear for that long?

  • tinkingallday
    tinkingallday 8 months ago

    No creative genius with vision running Apple now. Now it is just gimmicks. Also ran yes men running Apple on the fumes of Jobs genius.

  • robert jay
    robert jay 8 months ago

    figures they are badmouthing the Mac considering this is a PCMAG channel. lol