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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    Published on 16 days ago


    1. Sort of

      I broke my mac mini by opening it. Quietly returned it and got the new one. "Oh yeah, it didn't boot when I took home. I don't know why."

    2. Jason Fete2Fete

      Why so negative? For a person that is so smart, he is SO stagnant in his thinking...This is immensely disappointing!!,

    3. Jab Gibson

      "a whole heck of a not a lot in here" @ 4:10 ... I gotta start using this line

    4. appr oved

      Antony ! Where is the video about the Mac mini m1 test

    5. appr oved

      Je pense que planté une armchitecture à la Radeon 7 mémoire sur un m1 est plus compliqué que Apple pensait ! Le taux de réussite doit être bas !

    6. appr oved

      En passant la version 100% du chip m1 a probablement une mémoire de style Radeon 7 ! Tabarnak que j ai hâte de voir ce monstre la

    7. appr oved

      De la part des milliards d humains qui parle français ! Merci Linus pour la traduction en bas

    8. appr oved

      You ll need to put liquid tape on the motherboard where the two metal bar for cooler are ! aside from that ? Everything look fine and dandy ! you could put also liquid tape on the bar themselves (prevent electricity laziness)

    9. GeniuSupermodel Actress

      Apple is about to make AMD, Intel and even last gen Mac buyers very triggered with the M1X

    10. Paeng Quiambao

      M1 chips far surpass an i9-9900 and it has no fans. that's what you call disruptive innovation.

    11. Protozoan7

      I like everything abt this but I want ...... Windowa

    12. Symmetry Tv

      Essentially super powered raspberry

    13. Jason Gooden

      7:41 AMD Radeon CPU? lol

    14. Jason Gooden

      space for an Apple Silicon dedicated GPU inside

    15. juerhe1

      ...GREAT! ...one question beside: Is there a free software for the new M1 computers for my network cameras? Where i can have 8 cams and monitor if there is movement and record the scenes if there is! ...and is it also possible to instlall the windows software metatrader 4 or 5 on this machine?

    16. Mindaugas

      Why the hell Apple is not changing the design. Almos all their products are like 10 year old designs!!!!

    17. Mindaugas

      I like how he just pokes with that stick the processor itself.

      1. MrMonotone

        The processor is under the heatsink.

    18. myusrn olk

      Can you plug the mac mini m1 usb-4 port into a display with a usb-c dp1.4 alt mode input support and pd [ power delivery ] 90w output and have that power the device, i.e. like a thunderbolt/usb-c enabled laptop, versus having to also plug the mac mini m1 into a power source?

    19. Chris Plissken

      the specs said on the intro sounds like the bullshit todd howard would say about 14x the details xD

    20. Aaron !

      Hey, is he LTT ?

    21. michael andrews

      Dont get much for you money, cant even put in a bigger ssd, Apple must laugh all the way to the bank every time someone buys one. Since Apple don't supply parts for repair, once your fan goes bad your screwed.

    22. Алексей Иванов

      this mac mini is pice of shit

    23. Dave Boyer

      Thanks for the video! If it had a 1TByte SSD inside, I'm in. But App compatibility would still be a concern. I heard though it does deliver exceptional speed performance.

    24. KR. Tirtho

      When did Linus renamed "Linus Tech Tips" to "ShortCircuit"?

    25. genaro roman jr

      Apple does it again ,Big Mac attack , just take my money I'll make more.

    26. John MacMillan

      Did you test it for the Blue tooth problems that are being reported on now? Are these problems due to softwares or hardware (M1 chip) or poor circuit board design?

    27. Venus Dee

      I maybe the only one who would want them to bring back a SD card reader and optical DVD drive (Blu Ray if not too expensive).

    28. Robstar

      Why this M1 Mac Mini Phone has so big enclosure ???

    29. TheAutobotPower

      If apple don't want people to fix their devices apple don't deserve to use Ifixit or any other repair tools.

    30. Maverick

      Next Apple should focus on graphics 👌🏻

    31. Robert Ailman

      Zen comment: Apple should know, as in the example of both Intel and Microsoft, that if you are driving along your block and ALL the houses were designed by you, you may be on a dead end street....,remedy for that -step outside yourself and listen.....,

    32. Daniel J

      I have learned over the last 25 years of my Mac PAIN that Apple zealots will always justify Apples lacking of anything and everything.

    33. GP33

      But does it have RGB?

    34. Dulcie Juana

      why did he keep poking the board like that 😬

    35. henrique costa

      Linus is a sheep, cant create their own content needs to copy the hype of others... incredible!!!! still not impressed at all, for me this dude is a joke of the youtube, win for sticking around for long nothing more nothing less, sry linus... u r putting your money on the wrong things, ride your own wave that will be good for your channel...

    36. henrique costa

      This guy post his video one day after mkhd and still not even near the views of mkhd, all of this to say whats the point in review something that other channel do 100x better huh?!!!... this channel is a joke on their content... totally dumb...

    37. fiddlestickz muzik

      That's not extra space inside the mini, it's dark matter..

    38. Alan

      people are 1st gen haters lol

    39. Lolers TME

      "15x Faster GPU" The only thing that it's 15x faster than is Intel UHD Graphics from 2009

    40. Prince Westerburg

      So do you reckon you could Hackintosh it? XD

    41. WildApple / OP Plays

      Why didn't you remove the wifi antenna cable, so that you could show the whole board? Or is the cable soldered?

    42. Jay Koerner

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

    43. Johnny C.

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

    44. Yasmin Torvalds

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

    45. Kevs

      This looks like a good plex server

    46. matt kim

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

    47. Silver Spoon

      >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.

    48. Jonathan Brawn

      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.

    49. Emmanuel Campos

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

    50. Garret Zenanko

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

    51. Hare deLune

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

    52. Adham Abousalem

      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.

    53. Adil Gaad

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

    54. RAY NL

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

    55. sitendu goswami

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

    56. 但丁DANTE

      can it gaming🤣

    57. Everything of world

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

    58. Chris Shelswell

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

    59. Chris Shelswell

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

    60. Diloman64

      change that ugly t-shirt

    61. Juno W.

      Why he talk like shouting?

      1. YouTube Commenter

        LTT arrogance.....

    62. Ant Rosa

      Is that a ltt store shirt ?

    63. Glory Hold

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

    64. Swanny Dabs


    65. Strt-Slct

      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.

    66. daillengineer

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

    67. Rainbow

      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

    68. Michael O

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

    69. DaBstOkinawa

      2020 wont end until you shave that damn beard

    70. Paweł Przeczewski

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

    71. Davaskye DeBique

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

    72. erika flores

      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"

    73. InTeCredo

      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.

    74. SevenDeMagnus

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

    75. DriitzzCabal

      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?

    76. James Ian Gray

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

    77. appr oved

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

    78. Hairy Pancake

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

    79. Jason Kaushik

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

    80. Saeed M

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

    81. bilinas mini

      Linus: Handling products with care since never.


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

    83. FrostByte 128

      Board Poker!

    84. Jaime Chereau

      Apple has made the first move, but the checkmate could be given by Microsoft. jchereau.medium.com/apple-has-made-the-first-move-but-the-checkmate-could-be-given-by-microsoft-30a818b5e546

      1. bilinas mini

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

    85. DaCarnival

      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?

    86. JUL IEN

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

    87. My Soundtracks

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

    88. Richard Williams

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

    89. Richard Williams

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

    90. Ernest Pierce

      Only an Idiot cares about package presentation. Just sayin.

    91. That One Guy With A Moustache

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

    92. Scott Pigeon

      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.

    93. Popular Media

      Will it run a good OS like windows 10?

    94. Anand Shah

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

    95. guguilviz

      We want Anthony with the review...

    96. Hobbit

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

    97. andreev_pix

      Can I upgrade here RAM memory?

    98. James Junghanns

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

    99. Predictable Enigma

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

    100. Ast!

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