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I took apart Apple's new M1 Mac Mini

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The latest Mac Mini is using Apple's M1 processor, but instead of turning it on, I decided to take it apart. I hope I didn't break it.
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  1. Jay Koerner

    Jay Koerner

    8 soat oldin

    I am near certain the lack of gpu support is entirely driver based, pcie is pcie wo i cant assume thats the issue

  2. Johnny C.

    Johnny C.

    13 soat oldin

    How do you run 6 channels, that's my question...?

  3. Yasmin Torvalds

    Yasmin Torvalds

    19 soat oldin

    _Up to..._ includes no improvement, including the possibility of "worse" But people hear what they want to hear.

  4. Kevs


    23 soat oldin

    This looks like a good plex server

  5. matt kim

    matt kim

    Kun oldin

    I'm fairly confident that Linus reassembled the whole product without the actual cooler in it before he noticed.

  6. Silver Spoon

    Silver Spoon

    Kun oldin

    >8 or 16 gigs, all proprietary stuff, obsolete on the shelves. back in my days we used to call this kind of thing a terminal. not a computer. hell even the HP/Wyse/Dell terminals actually have hardware inside you can upgrade, and closer to a SNES-sized PC. this mac can be adequately called a terminal.

  7. Jonathan Brawn

    Jonathan Brawn

    Kun oldin

    I imagine there's no SODIMM option because there isn't a "normal" memory controller on the M1 SoC, so to add SODIMM support they'd have to also add a suitable memory controller, and bring all those needed signals off-chip.

  8. Emmanuel Campos

    Emmanuel Campos

    Kun oldin

    All paper means greater deforestation, plastic at least is trully recyclable

  9. Garret Zenanko

    Garret Zenanko

    Kun oldin

    Apple is trying to destroy the planet by making an unupgradable Mac mini.

  10. Hare deLune

    Hare deLune

    Kun oldin

    "And this is, of course, where the disappointment starts." Excellent assessment and summation! 👍

  11. Adham Abousalem

    Adham Abousalem

    Kun oldin

    This was so helpful, thank you very much! I just now realized that one of my major mistakes is that I only always see and think about territory right away from the beginning.

  12. Adil Gaad

    Adil Gaad

    Kun oldin

    Linus with beard is greater 8x times than the shaved one .

  13. RAY NL

    RAY NL

    Kun oldin

    Isn't the warranty voided by opening it in the first place? Or by just looking at it...?

  14. sitendu goswami

    sitendu goswami

    Kun oldin

    Could you please for heaven's sake stop tapping the electronic components while speaking?

  15. 但丁DANTE


    Kun oldin

    can it gaming🤣

  16. Everything of world

    Everything of world

    Kun oldin

    It looks like that...Linus.... Is deprived from sleeping now a days. 🕴️🕴️🕴️

  17. Chris Shelswell

    Chris Shelswell

    Kun oldin

    How can people watch this? It’s like the worst commercial I’ve seen. Fair play to LTS but hell, this was utterly boring

  18. Chris Shelswell

    Chris Shelswell

    Kun oldin

    You know why I don’t pay for UZtop premium? It doesn’t get rid of the really annoying adverts

  19. Diloman64


    Kun oldin

    change that ugly t-shirt

  20. Juno W.

    Juno W.

    Kun oldin

    Why he talk like shouting?

    • YouTube Commenter

      YouTube Commenter

      Kun oldin

      LTT arrogance.....

  21. Ant Rosa

    Ant Rosa

    Kun oldin

    Is that a ltt store shirt ?

  22. Glory Hold

    Glory Hold

    Kun oldin

    Bold yet true huh no other ultra book can touch the new Mac m1

  23. Swanny Dabs

    Swanny Dabs

    Kun oldin


  24. Strt-Slct


    2 kun oldin

    Those USB-A ports are not 3.1 Gen 2 ports. They’re labelled on Apple’s site as up to 5Gb/s each, so at best they’re 3.1 Gen 1 ports.

  25. daillengineer


    2 kun oldin

    Having a lot of issues with my M1 Mini and the Magic Mouse 2 not working well. Lots of connection issues.

  26. Rainbow


    2 kun oldin

    If you want to judge a computer that 100’s of people put effort into creating you can at least brush your hair for the video, it’s called dressing for the job you want

  27. Michael O

    Michael O

    2 kun oldin

    Bad cooling.... What a f*&king suprice..

  28. DaBstOkinawa


    2 kun oldin

    2020 wont end until you shave that damn beard

  29. Paweł Przeczewski

    Paweł Przeczewski

    2 kun oldin

    I'm watching this 3rd time, and still ... there is no soDIMM slots.

  30. Davaskye DeBique

    Davaskye DeBique

    2 kun oldin

    Who else is watching M1 videos knowing damn well they can't afford them?

  31. erika flores

    erika flores

    2 kun oldin

    I feel like they didn't change the size of the Mac mini is because when they launch the newer Mac mini they can announce "it's 9% thinner 20% smaller 13% lighter"

  32. InTeCredo


    2 kun oldin

    Why can't you just disconnect the fucking WiFi cable in the first place? It's like seeing a person with snot hanging loosely from the nostril.

  33. SevenDeMagnus


    2 kun oldin

    Yes,  Silicon Macs are the ones to buy- trade-in or sell all PCs and Mac and gadgets. God bless, Rev. 21:4

  34. DriitzzCabal


    2 kun oldin

    so ugh linus what is a mac mini ? i heard you complaining and dissassembling , looks to be a bigger phone without any of the phone features ... who needs that besides iJustine?

  35. James Ian Gray

    James Ian Gray

    2 kun oldin

    Are we thinking that later models of the Silicon will include Cellular as well? Is there a need?

  36. appr oved

    appr oved

    2 kun oldin

    ok finally home on big screen . it will be limited as is ! but a little bit of diy! and this thing is fast

  37. Hairy Pancake

    Hairy Pancake

    2 kun oldin

    So, they just left all space just to collect dust. . . . Interesting . . .

  38. Jason Kaushik

    Jason Kaushik

    2 kun oldin

    How is mac still selling computers? It just doesn't make any sense whatsoever to buy this product.

  39. Saeed M

    Saeed M

    2 kun oldin

    They dont support 10gb cause no one will ever buy mac pro if they included it in their mac mini 😅🤣

  40. bilinas mini

    bilinas mini

    3 kun oldin

    Linus: Handling products with care since never.



    3 kun oldin

    IF X86 loses it dominance //X86 has already lost ...oh yeah and FUCK BLENDER.

  42. FrostByte 128

    FrostByte 128

    3 kun oldin

    Board Poker!

  43. Jaime Chereau

    Jaime Chereau

    3 kun oldin

    Apple has made the first move, but the checkmate could be given by Microsoft.

    • bilinas mini

      bilinas mini

      3 kun oldin

      So considering how much empty space there is, do ya think there will be a fancier more powerful version coming soon?

  44. DaCarnival


    3 kun oldin

    Why is there still no Linus Tech Tips video on these M1 computers? Is it simply too good for your PC audience to stomach? Aren't you guys about to miss the YT-algorithm-moment here?

  45. JUL IEN


    3 kun oldin

    Scam. I have an iMac with steam. What will happen to my games if I move to Mac arm?

  46. My Soundtracks

    My Soundtracks

    3 kun oldin

    When LTT supports two VPNs (they could support more, but that’s all I’ve seen): which one do I get?

  47. Richard Williams

    Richard Williams

    3 kun oldin

    Why would you expect expandable memory when we all know it's in the SoC?

  48. Richard Williams

    Richard Williams

    3 kun oldin

    This guy just loves to hate Apple. And I wouldn't trust anything he's taken to bits.

  49. Ernest Pierce

    Ernest Pierce

    3 kun oldin

    Only an Idiot cares about package presentation. Just sayin.

  50. That One Guy With A Moustache

    That One Guy With A Moustache

    3 kun oldin

    Apple still including a power cable with their products, have they gone mad?

  51. Scott Pigeon

    Scott Pigeon

    3 kun oldin

    I wonder if its internals would fit in the 2010 chassis so you could add a slim Blu-ray drive, with sata to usb cable of course.

  52. Popular Media

    Popular Media

    3 kun oldin

    Will it run a good OS like windows 10?

  53. Anand Shah

    Anand Shah

    3 kun oldin

    Man, linus is getting old. He finna be Uncle Linus

  54. guguilviz


    3 kun oldin

    We want Anthony with the review...

  55. Hobbit


    3 kun oldin

    5:48 that's what you get for 700$ from apple..

  56. andreev_pix


    3 kun oldin

    Can I upgrade here RAM memory?

  57. James Junghanns

    James Junghanns

    3 kun oldin

    Intel OG Core Macs (and they were 32-bit, too).

  58. Predictable Enigma

    Predictable Enigma

    3 kun oldin

    So considering how much empty space there is, do ya think there will be a fancier more powerful version coming soon?

  59. Ast!


    3 kun oldin

    bruh this dude complaining about 1 gbps while i sit over here with 200kbps

  60. Roman Koal

    Roman Koal

    3 kun oldin

    The M1 doesn‘t have enough PCI-e Lanes for 10Gbit and 4 TB3/USB4 Ports. I think they will fix it with the next release. I guess it is because they wanted to release this new models as entry models as fast as possible (Christmas is coming).

    • Shauka Hodan

      Shauka Hodan

      3 kun oldin

      RISC internally

  61. jimbobbyrnes


    4 kun oldin

    why do they have Ifixit gear? they don't fix anything.

  62. jimbobbyrnes


    4 kun oldin

    so much hype for what will become a brick in a year or 2

  63. Andrew Sadikov

    Andrew Sadikov

    4 kun oldin

    Linus I love you but why would Apple’s new “unified memory” be upgradeable? It’s not DDR4. It’s not just a stick. It's completely different. Storage, yes be upset we can't stick our own m.2 in there but “unified memory” is obviously not upgradable. Do you upgrade the ram in your phone? Or maybe you’d like to upgrade the cache on a processor?

  64. Benjamin McEwan

    Benjamin McEwan

    4 kun oldin

    Why is it the same number of dollars US as Pounds GB £699 $699 - stupid.- Apple should make this with 16 GB incorporated and let you upgrade with SODIMM DDR4 RAM and NVME slots and included somehow more USB slots so you can get a decent keyboard and mouse working and then still more devices connected. (I think in at least 6 to 8 months the compatibility will be significantly better) and it will run a bit better. This board is about the same size as a medium performance graphics card.

  65. Benjamin McEwan

    Benjamin McEwan

    4 kun oldin Apple Silicon has serious compatbility issues, only 5 hour battery life not 10 hours and it does fan up and get hot running Zoom calls. Docker, MS teams etc and some drivers arent supported. The reviewers seem to have different systems to commercial models or their reviews arent applicable to actual/realistic use.

  66. IVAN-ENT


    4 kun oldin


  67. Chris Eichenberg

    Chris Eichenberg

    4 kun oldin

    Can you do an overheating test? I have a mini server in a remote area where cooling isn't a viable option and the room at times can hit the 90's. Would love to see how the M1 can deal with warm server environments

  68. Walker Firmin

    Walker Firmin

    4 kun oldin

    Very disappointed with Apple. They keep going in the wrong direction. First they charged insane amounts for RAM and storage upgrades. Then they remove the option to upgrade storage. I am thinking if they add the m.2 back on the next generation I’ll buy it, then next gen comes around then remove the RAM’s SODIMM slots and they remove the 64GB RAM option and give you a max of 16GB RAM and they take away two of the four thunderbolt ports. They need Steve Jobs back.

  69. Uday Yadav

    Uday Yadav

    4 kun oldin

    he left the fan out

  70. N C

    N C

    4 kun oldin

    men...your writers really hate Apple, may be think about hiring engineers to review tech instead of high school drop outs? , then proper writers to fix the script after being curated by someone who actually understands tech, I do not care for multibillion corporations but being biassed against apple is so boring

  71. KuruGDI


    4 kun oldin

    Hold your horses, it comes with a headphone jack AND a power cord? To be honest I'm really surprised Apple really was able to pull that one off. This is seriously a Mac? My New Laptop has more beef than this flat chested piece of nothing and it costs about the same as the tested version. My Laptop includes a good screen though!

  72. TheMadMedek


    4 kun oldin

    So can you easily play mobile games on this thing?



    4 kun oldin

    watching on my 16gb 2012, 2 x HD exp, SD card, battery replaceable

  74. Hokibukisa


    4 kun oldin

    Wash your hands before greasing up machined aluminum

  75. saultube44


    4 kun oldin

    Well if you wonder what AMD and Intel are going to do, it's because you don't know that at least AMD has made part of their chips RISC-Like on the Athlon, because x86/x64 in the current implementation of Intel sucks; RISC is the future, we could have 1024-bit data in RISC instructions for massive SIMD processing. Many things are simplified and others completely eliminated in RISC Architecture, as opposed to the current CISC of AMD and Intel, so a lot of circuitry is eliminate, if it hasn't already, we could have more CPU Registers and Cache and new level of optimization and design can be done, without the inefficiency of CISC. I hope ARM shows us the way to such CPU Desktop design, pretty sure AMD and Intel are thinking about it, I have tweet @AMD about it to let them know we know and want the most efficient execution possible, maybe their CPUs are already RISC internally

  76. Andrew Hart

    Andrew Hart

    4 kun oldin

    Please test and Hackintosh the new Chuwi "Corebook X".



    4 kun oldin

    next up i opened up my kids

  78. Cristian Iacobanu

    Cristian Iacobanu

    4 kun oldin

    You're funny. M.2 expansion on MacAndCheese, like they're users actually know what that is. Why do you think their tech support are called Geniuses...

  79. VRShenanigans


    4 kun oldin

    There's not alot in here *Proceeds to stab everything in there

  80. Isaac Howard

    Isaac Howard

    4 kun oldin

    So could you use Snapchat on this and the Instagram app 😂

  81. Ricardo Penders

    Ricardo Penders

    4 kun oldin

    I just wanted to say that I hate Apple and I will never ever buy anything from them and if I get anything for free I won't even turn it on but I will demolish it in the most spectacular way I can think of just to make a point that I hate Apple products.

  82. gioyu comi

    gioyu comi

    4 kun oldin

    "I FIX IT" in my best Jays Two Cents voice.

  83. Ryan Zmuda

    Ryan Zmuda

    4 kun oldin

    is there anyway to have an external ram board over usbc/tb3? Or make a SSD use virtual memory.

  84. Ryan Zmuda

    Ryan Zmuda

    4 kun oldin

    if its. usb c/tb2 why would in not support an external gpu or any tb3/usbc device?

  85. Ryan Zmuda

    Ryan Zmuda

    4 kun oldin

    do they have usb c/tb3 to 10 GB network?

  86. Ster


    4 kun oldin

    Fuck, he has another channel I need to ban. I wish youtube had an easier way of indicating "I don't want to hear bullshit from self absorbed douche bags that just do hit pieces for clicks"

    • gioyu comi

      gioyu comi

      4 kun oldin

      Loose the music?

  87. Dennis Lee

    Dennis Lee

    4 kun oldin

    poor antenna cable :( looks like the bracket could just be unscrewed and the antenna pulled off from the motherboard side

  88. AllRandomThings


    4 kun oldin

    that little crap is almost the same as r9 3950x?

  89. pikadroo


    4 kun oldin

    i thought everything was so hard for you and you were going to quit the internet?

  90. Bivens PC

    Bivens PC

    4 kun oldin

    ...It looks like a single induction cooking eye. --------- Is this a computer for ants!!!!!!

  91. Michael Zavala

    Michael Zavala

    4 kun oldin

    While impressive, you know Steve would’ve had that machine packed. There’s a lot of wasted space

  92. Roland Pedeferri

    Roland Pedeferri

    4 kun oldin

    I was hoping the review was out by now :(

  93. Cesar Trujillo

    Cesar Trujillo

    4 kun oldin

    What WILL your jam be?

  94. Josh Johnson

    Josh Johnson

    4 kun oldin

    I absolutely hate being stuck with 1 gig networking.

  95. Deathbrewer


    4 kun oldin

    5:28 Also, quick note, those "warranty void if removed" stickers have been ruled many times in court to not actually be legally enforceable. They aren't even supposed to put them on there anymore, but they do it anyway to try to scare customers out of their own rights, or make it as much as a hassle for them as possible denying their potential claims until they just give up and roll over (not many people have the time/money to go fight Apple in court, even if they're in the right.) So yea, don't fall for that BS. Fight against it, because legal precedent has already been set that those types of stickers are technically NOT enforceable in court. I wish they'd outright ban them doing it, but big companies keep doing it anyway. This applies to everyone, not just Apple (Microsoft and Sony still put the same BS stickers inside their consoles even though the same principle applies.)

  96. Anthony Thompson

    Anthony Thompson

    4 kun oldin

    $ apple can sell these idots anything

  97. Deathbrewer


    4 kun oldin

    Apple loves to make things as difficult to repair as possible. They've just gotten worse and worse (more aggressive) about it over the years as well. And yes, I do watch Louis Rossman, but I've agreed with his stance long before I ever heard of him since it's just the reality of the situation (before anyone thinks/saying I'm "blindly" following him without thinking for myself.) Still, my first computer ever was a Macintosh back in the early 90s, so I do still have nostalgic memories of using their products, regardless of their BS over the years. So I'm not a "blind hater" either, nor do I think Microsoft/Windows is perfect either (plenty of problems with them too, but at least you can repair/self-repair their stuff a bit easier.)

  98. Great Scott!

    Great Scott!

    4 kun oldin

    These 1st gen M1 machines are a rush job. Apple promised they'd be ready by the end of the year, so near as I can see, all they did was swap out the main boards. Same cases, batteries, displays (in the case of the notebooks), etc. Also the integration means just about everything is on the new chip, so only the default Ethernet speed. Even the flash controller is on the chip, so flash chips are soldered to the board. I was ready to drop the hammer on a new MacBook (Air or 13-inch Pro) when I saw the new machines. Disappointed I couldn't get more than 16 gig of RAM, but loved the pricing. Seeing the demo of OS-11 I decided to go for it anyway and on the 18th I ordered the M1 Air with max RAM and SSD. Also ordered a fancy dock and a BluRay R/W drive from OWC the same day. OWC's order arrived today (23rd) but I'll be waiting until mid December for my M1 MB Air. Wouldn't you know it, but late last week OWC sent me an e-mail that said their dock (which was still in transit at the time) was now $60 cheaper. But more interesting, they had a stash of early 2018 Mac minis at almost give-away prices. I could get a 6-core 3-GHz Intel i5 mini with 64 gig of RAM and an almost nothing SSD (250 gig) for $1,230. Wow was I tempted, but it seemed like a lot for the extra RAM, and what would I do with it except run RAM-heavy math problems and benchmarks? (since I'd have the new Air for everything else). As justification I thought I could install VirtualBox with a bunch of instances of FreeBSD to prototype website development (front-end, app-layer, & back-end), and then run my RAM-heavy math problems on the weekends. I'm about 90% certain I'm not going to get that mini. For my limited-use case FreeBSD is perfect, and I can cobble up a white-box solution with 128 gig of RAM and a decent 12-core Ryzen for the same price. Hmmm, I wanted 32 gig, 64 gig is better, oh yay I can get 128 gig for the same price! I forgot to order blank BluRay disks. I wonder if OWC would give me credit for overpaying on the dock?

  99. Johannes Sebastian Nielsen

    Johannes Sebastian Nielsen

    5 kun oldin

    Loose the music?