M1 MacBook Review + Mac Mini

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Dave Lee

Dave Lee

8 päivää sitten

*My MacBook Air unit had the the 8 Core GPU with 16 GB of Ram*
Review of the M1 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac Mini. These are the best MacBooks to buy right now if you're looking to pickup a new laptop from Apple.

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Dave Lee
Dave Lee 7 päivää sitten
The M1 Macbooks and Mac Mini are incredibly strong performers. What do you think?
Roopal Rastogi
Roopal Rastogi 2 päivää sitten
rachit awasthi
rachit awasthi 2 päivää sitten
What about designing softwares like solidworks, CATIA or ANSYS???
Karan Balwani
Karan Balwani 2 päivää sitten
I think the biggest reason for performance and battery gains is the 5nm manufacturing process. Intel has been lagging behind in this regard for years now.
Nik Gervae
Nik Gervae 3 päivää sitten
Lack of ports & the touch bar are total deal-breakers (recent OS releases and the relentless, accelerating reduction of backward compatibility only add salt to the wounds). I'm using a 2012 MBP and it still isn't looking like Apple will be putting out anything I'd want to upgrade to. I'm this close to switching to Windows, but evaluating the laptop options in that market is daunting.
Santosh Singh
Santosh Singh 3 päivää sitten
mini is the best option for low budget
Mosus Mohammed
Mosus Mohammed 3 tuntia sitten
I really liked the way this guy reviewed. I'm subbing
BestShamburger 6 tuntia sitten
Well organized and thought out video! You're a very good speaker and presenter.
Lu 9 tuntia sitten
what's the model of the external display?
Zachary Blanchard
Zachary Blanchard 11 tuntia sitten
Do you think there's going to be a proper windows dual boot that will utilize the m1 to its potential?
Your Tech Network
Your Tech Network 11 tuntia sitten
So now Apple can make an iPad running mac thar has a m1 chip built in right To compete against the whole Microsoft surface Pro lineup I know Apple's philosophy is iPad should be iPad and mac based systems should be mac based systems like desktops and laptops but I mean if you can do it do it Call it Mac Pad
Citizen Trini
Citizen Trini 12 tuntia sitten
Waiting to see what they can do with the 16 inch... wonder when its coming
Slavomír Današ
Slavomír Današ 12 tuntia sitten
Non exapndable RAM, no M2 slot, no eGPU over Thunderbolt, only Gigabit Ethernet, (currently) no Docker/Kubernetes, no way to run any other OS, etc. Macs are becoming overpriced Chromebooks for masses instead of niche tools for developers and media professionals. Try to develop a microservice based application on M1 based Mac. I personally run 3-4 different IDEs, running several Docker containers, several Java instances, several databases. My memory usage ranges typically between 32 - 64 GB. Somebody try editing 30Mpix RAW 32 bit pictures in Photoshop on it or paint 200 layer hi-res art. How long would it take to download/upload that 4k video over gigabit network in a studio?
Blitzkrieg5100 13 tuntia sitten
Nice aimé Leon dore tee!
Rorisang Monaledi
Rorisang Monaledi 14 tuntia sitten
I’d very much appreciate a video on products that were met with extreme criticism when Apple announced them at their respective Keynote and how that played out in retrospect. Like the AirPods which were labeled as overpriced, stupid and nothing more than a cash-grab as Apple removed the headphone jack on the iPhone 7. Another one is the Apple Pencil which also didn’t seem like anything to write home about. Another interesting video would be a ranking of Apple’s best products (hardware and software included even an OS update) from the past decade and how tech has changed after each product’s release. This is highly subjective based on the conditions as sometimes one aspect/feature of the product is more groundbreaking than the overall product itself e.g. M1, Handoff/Continuity or the App Store.
Victor De La Cruz
Victor De La Cruz 16 tuntia sitten
Great that Apple is breaking up with Intel The limit of external displays on the M1 MacBook Air and Pro ~ meh. I'm sure there's a work around I think these M1 1st gens is a glimpse of what's to come. Looking forward to the M1 MacBook Pro 16. I find that the ARM chips are really slow when they're not given enough onboard RAM to work with. Speaking from experience with Hardkernel Odroid C2 and Raspberry Pi which lack in performance due the Mali GPU and driver support from other Linux distro. They're fast when they're given RAMDisk. I still use it for KODI and web design. I believe that the future releases of the Apple Silicon chips will come in higher numbers CPU cores and GPU cores with more UMA memory. I also see render farms upgrading to M1 Macs because of the performance improvements once all software is optimized A side note Microsoft Windows has a ARM version of the OS. Looking forward to them updating that, not that I'm needing Windows ARM version. I wonder what's the future of eGPUs though. Seems like it'll only benefit PC users here on
James Lowery
James Lowery 16 tuntia sitten
I see the ALD bro! lol
Deng Ting Koay
Deng Ting Koay 18 tuntia sitten
after watching your video, it's so tempting to switch platform from windows to apple silicon macs damn! But I don't really want to go all in in apple ecosystem. Is it possible to enjoy full potential of macs with this the only device from apple on my hand ? apple macs + android?
YHM2004 [GD]
YHM2004 [GD] 23 tuntia sitten
I would have loved to buy it but when I heard it cost €800 for 256 gb space and 8ram I was disappointed
boom shakalaka
boom shakalaka Päivä sitten
Computing is exciting again
Gautam Kumar
Gautam Kumar Päivä sitten
This is incredible stuff but I’m gonna wait for second gen apple chips cz I think they’ll more refined and more native apps without the need of Rosetta 2
Abraham C
Abraham C Päivä sitten
Does anyone know which G-shock he’s wearing?
Bobby McLeod
Bobby McLeod Päivä sitten
What are the specs of the Mini M1 that you used in this vid?
Infinite G Dimensions
Infinite G Dimensions Päivä sitten
Imagine how fast the M2 would be if that happens.
D.R. W
D.R. W Päivä sitten
Among my favorite reviews of all time. Love the expressions on your face. Can't wait to see what Apple has waiting in the attic for their uber-machines..
Dr B
Dr B Päivä sitten
Mini is at the point I wanna
Despacito Ultra
Despacito Ultra Päivä sitten
I dislike apple for everything but if the possibility of installing Linux on it... I'll be tempted asf
serge star
serge star Päivä sitten
Can u show more gameplay
Armynyus Päivä sitten
if the air runs full blown speed for so long without throttling I would expect chip degradation kick in pretty fast - on a 5nm process you don't need much to kill it.... Would be cool if someone could full load an air for 2 weeks or so.
False_Dr3w :D
False_Dr3w :D Päivä sitten
I like ya cut g
ONLYJDkettlebels Päivä sitten
Love your content... just genuine, well presented and thought-out... chilled
Ayabonga Hlwele
Ayabonga Hlwele Päivä sitten
16 FPS is impressive how?
Sebastian Wilde
Sebastian Wilde Päivä sitten
good video, liked it
Sunny Darko
Sunny Darko Päivä sitten
USB'S and Headphone jacks should be mandatory
mario bosse
mario bosse Päivä sitten
Oh lala M1 .....
Alex Gubar
Alex Gubar Päivä sitten
Dave just hit pi million subscribers and I think it deserves a celebration.
snipewa4 Päivä sitten
Subbed today. I find myself coming back to your channel for a few reasons. First, and top of the list, your calmness. I don’t have to deal with yelling, over dramatic bs, you present the information in a very calm and approachable way. Second, the information is concise, to the point, and you generally address many of the questions that I have coming into a video or those that pop up along the way. Finally I appreciate your opinion and insight as a consumer. Great video and look forward to many more. Thanks, Doug
Yvan da Silva
Yvan da Silva 2 päivää sitten
For the XCode compilation. I wonder if you're actually compiling for the same architecture, what kind of ouput do you get. I have a lot of questions here : - What is the project ? - What is the target architecture(s) (Are we doing cross compilation) ? - What is the output binary performance ? - What version of the compiler are you using on each hardware ? I'm sure they did a pretty good job with this, but I wonder were are the pitfalls. Have a 4 lower power cores can give you a better w/h so better battery. But a larger cache and a large memory bus can only go so far. I wonder were are the pitfalls.
Adam Oroszvari
Adam Oroszvari 2 päivää sitten
Dear Dave, thank you for the review! You said GPU is a weak point of these laptops (or only Air?). Do you suggest these laptops for Adobe Creative Suite work anyway? If yes which config? Air or Pro? 8Gb or 16Gb? I usually work with Ps, Ai, and sometimes Premier Pro. Thank you!
Andrea Buck
Andrea Buck 2 päivää sitten
"Because it's Apple I know a lot of you guys want to see this fail" He gets me man, he gets me
Надя Кирилюк
Надя Кирилюк 2 päivää sitten
“Weirdly Well”. -Dave Lee-
heetoh21 2 päivää sitten
Dave, what's the watch you're wearing?
Hello Hi
Hello Hi 2 päivää sitten
Dave Other Video: Okay So This video : ALRIGHT
Emu 2 päivää sitten
Is it just me or does the Macbook Pro look thinner than the Air??
Sangita Dahal
Sangita Dahal 2 päivää sitten
I bought a laptop dell g7 7790 of 144hz i5 rtx 2060 but when I open the settings and resolution there is only 60hz why?? Please help 😣 I bought the laptop for 144hz and there is no option for it I even updated everything ...I am using intel GPU
Paul G
Paul G 2 päivää sitten
You're right at the end about the ecosystem. The audio prod world is reeling right now, especially if one is in desperate need of an upgrade. M1 and Big Sur is not compatible with any of the big audio 3rd party market.... yet.
ProduceDaBeats 1
ProduceDaBeats 1 2 päivää sitten
What mouse is he using?
Nathan Clark
Nathan Clark 2 päivää sitten
Re: USB ports. It’s not right to say there are less now. Like-for-like replacement from previous models these are the same. When the remaining intel models get replaced it’s likely they’ll also retain their 4 ports.
shukoor 2 päivää sitten
1:12 "It is waht it is" lol
Augústo Williams
Augústo Williams 2 päivää sitten
Did he just wrap up saying if the manufacturer manufactured a product we don’t love we have to use what the manufacturer is manufacturing? Huh.... isn’t that across the board???
Kresnaut 2 päivää sitten
Literally watching this on a M1 Macbook Pro. Very impressed by it so far. Never had a laptop last this long, only other mac I had was a Macbook Air about 5 years ago.
Alex Du
Alex Du 2 päivää sitten
Hello Dave, Do you mind if I ask what model of your Casio?
Zumzifero 2 päivää sitten
Thanks for the balanced review. I'm a Computer Agnostic, either Linux, Windows of OSX is fine and I focus on the software on which I actually work. These new Mac finally look very promising, but for now, I don't feel confident into changing my Macbook pro2016 (my work machine): all my current softwares works fine on High Sierra which i did not upgrade because of compatibility issues with 32Bit software. These M1 looks very good but the amount of compatibility issues I would find would be too disruptive at the moment meaning a big investment in new optimize software. Sooner or later all Computer have to be replaced and when the time comes, I believe this apple chip will have improved by bounds and leaps by the time my laptop will be ready for retirement. ARM is the future, no doubt, both on OSX and PC. I'm happy to see Apple innovate after so many years of slumber where they were just selling "glorified PCs"
K B 2 päivää sitten
not everyone is technically qualified
Nelson Hernandez
Nelson Hernandez 2 päivää sitten
So many positive reviews I've been a hardcore Windows user but I never went for Mac because of compatibility. Now that I jumped to Linux and feel more comfy with Unix in general, I was thinking of jumping ship and switching completely to the Mac ecosystem. Now, with this new M1 chip, I am 90% convinced into doing that leap. I'll wait for next year (and save up for the mac air) since first models usually come with issues. Also I'm curious about this new macbook's lifespan. Sure, older macbooks had intel chips but even the 2012 models are still solid and look like they'll still be working in the future. Will Apple still give the same estimated lifespan of 10+ years for these macbooks? If not, then I'm not sure.
zuygj bnsv
zuygj bnsv 2 päivää sitten
Thanks for the XCode test!
BAmalakas 2 päivää sitten
A great achievement by TSMC
zuygj bnsv
zuygj bnsv 2 päivää sitten
Really exciting. But what were they thinking with the ports?
J 2 päivää sitten
The comment at the end was very confusing, the butterfly keyboard is an old example, you made it sound like it is still present in this MacBook. I understand it was an example of apple's failings, but why dont you talk about the specific failings in this model
Duncan Taylor
Duncan Taylor 2 päivää sitten
...and these are the low end machines for each respective model.
Mr. Satyre
Mr. Satyre 2 päivää sitten
Ali Iftikhar
Ali Iftikhar 2 päivää sitten
My mother needs a laptop for basic word and powerpoint presentations (basic office use) would Macbook Air with M1 would be a good buy? We need a 13 inch laptop which provides excellent battery life. Any other laptops?
Steve M.
Steve M. 2 päivää sitten
Thanks Dave. Your reviews are the best in the biz. 😉
Виталий Безлуцкий
Виталий Безлуцкий 2 päivää sitten
Amazing review. Great thoughts, comments and recommendations for the potential buyer how to make a decision whether to buy it or not. Thank you!
THE SLOW GEEK 2 päivää sitten
Hi Dave; great review. Apple products aside; which watch model are you wearing?
R1R2 2 päivää sitten
I'm more interested in his watch ☺️☺️
G00ober 2 päivää sitten
Many of you think underpaid work is unfair, but you still love to buy Apple products. Idiotic
dutoiu hour
dutoiu hour 2 päivää sitten
"It really is a non issue" [Dave Lee]
Miles Spearman
Miles Spearman 2 päivää sitten
Hey David are you going to do a after effects trial with a M1 as well ?
Hiren Parekh
Hiren Parekh 2 päivää sitten
Idk if Apple has provided some guidelines on how these guys should make the review video for M1. Because I saw MKBHD. I saw iJustine and now Dave Lee
dutoiu hour
dutoiu hour 2 päivää sitten
9:22 summary of the video.
Trinity Ellis
Trinity Ellis 2 päivää sitten
u know I've been watching videos like this for a while and they always say the same shit.. wait for something better
Nedim Talovic
Nedim Talovic 2 päivää sitten
That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. - The word of God (Bible)
Oliver Relph-Evans
Oliver Relph-Evans 2 päivää sitten
Really exciting. But what were they thinking with the ports?
Tom Byrer
Tom Byrer 2 päivää sitten
Thanks for the XCode test!
Andrew Stones
Andrew Stones 2 päivää sitten
I remember the first ARM based machine, the Acorn Archimedes. Back in the 1980's I worked in an Acorn computer dealer in the UK, the popular computer then was the BBC Micro made by Acorn, it was a 2 mhz 6502 processor 32k of ram. It ran the first ever true 3D game which was called Elite.. anyway the Archimedes was released in about 1987 and instead of the 6502 it had a ARM chip and the performance numbers were off the scale, but it was very expensive with next to no software support but there as a version of Elite for it. Other than schools, universities and research use I only ever sold one to a member of the public... and he bought it to play Elite! For those that do not know, Acorn Computer became ARM, I am sure this is meaningless to non-British non-nerds.
foster scoot
foster scoot 2 päivää sitten
2020? 8 gb of ram only and not upgradeable ? 😂😂😂😂😂
Ava Carlos
Ava Carlos 2 päivää sitten
I recommend moon_hacker1 on instagram he helped me to get a new free apple MacBook pro he's legit and reliable, thank you sir for your good did 💯
Hubert SAMUT
Hubert SAMUT 2 päivää sitten
All that M1 impressive performance mean that Intel has screwed us for years
Godwin Michael
Godwin Michael 3 päivää sitten
R1R2 3 päivää sitten
M1 vs i7 11th gen ?
Indranil Samanta
Indranil Samanta 3 päivää sitten
J. Galactus
J. Galactus 3 päivää sitten
1.3k dislikes due to their utter disbelief in the performance 😂
Logan 'Conn' Music
Logan 'Conn' Music 3 päivää sitten
The day came where apple offers a lower end computer that isnt complete garbage for anyone that does more than surf the web. Now we complain that the pro doesn't stick out lmao. Good video Dave! I am not hating, I was literally looking at them yesterday thinking exactly that
Shubham Kumar
Shubham Kumar 3 päivää sitten
This is a very thought out video. I really appreciate your approach to this video, I personally was also waiting for your video so that I can know what is up with it and weirdly I wasn't expecting this to be this good (processor), but Apple is Apple.
Tanburi Ney
Tanburi Ney 3 päivää sitten
9:22 summary of the video.
cnmmd qiuoo
cnmmd qiuoo 3 päivää sitten
When this guy said fast more than 5 times in a video, That M1 chip is really fast.
Rohan Gupta
Rohan Gupta 3 päivää sitten
Wish there was a 16gb version of macbook air , based upon the reviews don't see much difference in mb pro and air performance wise
Yash Pandey
Yash Pandey 3 päivää sitten
Developers are working full throttle to make this transition smooth for everyone. doesitarm.com/ This site will let you know the current compatibility status of apps on Apple M1.
cnmmd qiuoo
cnmmd qiuoo 3 päivää sitten
their overpriced peripherals.
Creative Content
Creative Content 3 päivää sitten
Yep I am buying this thing
Rob Oo
Rob Oo 3 päivää sitten
At what point (in how many months/years) will Apple require users to use all M1 native software and stop supporting Universal and Rosetta 2 applications? Last time they transitioned from PPC to Intel, how many years before PPC apps no longer ran on intel Macs with Rosetta 1? How many years before they stopped shipping universal apps and only started shipping intel only apps? This time around, how long do I have before my intel apps stops working via Rosetta 2 on my M1 Macs? How long before they stop universal apps and they start shipping only M1 native apps?
Seth Walker
Seth Walker 3 päivää sitten
I think its hard to call it a "Gen 1" if you're looking through the lens of it just only being on these devices. There will probably a M1X that hits the MacBook Pro (4 thunderbolt ports) and 16in MacBook Pro. These are just the "lower" end devices of Apple's device spectrum. I think its perfectly fine for what it is right now, and 2021 we will get essentially the same chip with either a 16 or 32 core GPU. @David Lee this was probably one of the best reviews I have heard so far, and by best I mean fair. Great work!
Sumit Satpute
Sumit Satpute 3 päivää sitten
Hey Dave why can't you include section on Homebrew + mozila firefox build & VM which sqize machine in unique + wired way.
CLCXYZ 3 päivää sitten
Best thing apple has done since jobs and its not even close
john smith
john smith 3 päivää sitten
Totally disagree to the last bit, I have a 2014 Mac and the sole reason I am not upgrading is because of the touchbar, until apple wakes and realised people don’t like it the better, I know two people who have touchbar Mac, both had to get the screens replaced, so it’s hard no from me
David Stevenson
David Stevenson 3 päivää sitten
"Two ports is a downgrade for many" - mate, it's not really. By far the best selling Mac is the two-port Air, followed by the two-port MBP13. These are the machines that these replace. The downgrade is true on the mini (four to two), but that's not a massive selling machine. In mitigation for mini users, they're USB4 so support proper TB hubs now. Four port versions of all these machines are still available (except Air which has never been four port). Albeit with Intel CPUs. For me, the bigger restriction on the 1st generation is being limited to 16GB RAM
David Stevenson
David Stevenson 3 päivää sitten
I agree with you about the TouchBar though, that really needs to die soon.
Netty Holyfield
Netty Holyfield 3 päivää sitten
Netty Holyfield
Netty Holyfield 10 tuntia sitten
@No JkJk did you find what they are?
No JkJk
No JkJk 12 tuntia sitten
I looked them up too. 😂
James Travis
James Travis 3 päivää sitten
This is the first time computers are actually caught up to camera video needs. Us video people always need to go above and beyond to get a system that works with a tonne of compromises and costs. But it seems like Apple are finally giving us something you can't find anywhere else! Should I sell my Macbook Pro 16?
Old Scribe
Old Scribe 3 päivää sitten
This helped me to clarify a purchasing decision I was just about to make. I am very grateful. Spot on. Thanks Dave.
Trevor Smith
Trevor Smith 3 päivää sitten
I'd really like to see some benchmark comparisons to comparably priced non-Apple products; "the most powerful macbook ever" isn't saying much, honestly.
Kelvin Jordan
Kelvin Jordan 3 päivää sitten
I recommend you to @Tech_hacklord003 on instagram he's giving out an iPhone 12 with Airpod Pro it's tooks about 3 days to get to me but I just received it some hours ago he's 💯 legit
Yuanben Zhang
Yuanben Zhang 3 päivää sitten
what about the new intel chip?
Vincent 3 päivää sitten
watch game strong my guy (:
Stefanos Pap
Stefanos Pap 3 päivää sitten
I'll never switch to Apple unless they take AAA gaming seriously, get rid of their "apple tax" especially on ram and disk space, offer upgradability and stop scamming people with their overpriced peripherals.
dolimi jotoo
dolimi jotoo 3 päivää sitten
5:53 - Look at Dave 😂😂
Rei Retsueki
Rei Retsueki 3 päivää sitten
Apple is one of those companies that makes us hate the fact we love it.
Daniel Georgako
Daniel Georgako 3 päivää sitten
I'm a simple man. I see apple, i dislike.
dolimi jotoo
dolimi jotoo 3 päivää sitten
spreadsheet machine.
TheTCOLL 3 päivää sitten
This is the first time I have Seen Starcraft 2 being run on these machines. I really want to know what FPS on what setting they run at??
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