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. myusrn olk

    myusrn olk12 hours ago

    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?

  2. Chris Plissken

    Chris Plissken12 hours ago

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

  3. Aaron !

    Aaron !15 hours ago

    Hey, is he LTT ?

  4. michael andrews

    michael andrews19 hours ago

    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.

  5. Алексей Иванов

    Алексей ИвановDay ago

    this mac mini is pice of shit

  6. Dave Boyer

    Dave BoyerDay ago

    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.

  7. KR. Tirtho

    KR. TirthoDay ago

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

  8. genaro roman jr

    genaro roman jrDay ago

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

  9. John MacMillan

    John MacMillanDay ago

    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?

  10. Venus Dee

    Venus DeeDay ago

    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).

  11. Robstar

    RobstarDay ago

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

  12. TheAutobotPower

    TheAutobotPowerDay ago

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

  13. Maverick

    MaverickDay ago

    Next Apple should focus on graphics 👌🏻

  14. Robert Ailman

    Robert AilmanDay ago

    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.....,

  15. Daniel J

    Daniel JDay ago

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

  16. GP33

    GP33Day ago

    But does it have RGB?

  17. Dulcie Juana

    Dulcie JuanaDay ago

    why did he keep poking the board like that 😬

  18. henrique costa

    henrique costaDay ago

    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...

  19. henrique costa

    henrique costaDay ago

    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...

  20. fiddlestickz muzik

    fiddlestickz muzikDay ago

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

  21. Alan

    AlanDay ago

    people are 1st gen haters lol

  22. Lolers TME

    Lolers TME2 days ago

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

  23. Prince Westerburg

    Prince Westerburg2 days ago

    So do you reckon you could Hackintosh it? XD

  24. WildApple / OP Plays

    WildApple / OP Plays2 days ago

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

  25. Jay Koerner

    Jay Koerner2 days ago

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

  26. Johnny C.

    Johnny C.2 days ago

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

  27. Yasmin Torvalds

    Yasmin Torvalds3 days ago

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

  28. Kevs

    Kevs3 days ago

    This looks like a good plex server

  29. matt kim

    matt kim3 days ago

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

  30. Silver Spoon

    Silver Spoon3 days ago

    >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.

  31. Jonathan Brawn

    Jonathan Brawn3 days ago

    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.

  32. Emmanuel Campos

    Emmanuel Campos3 days ago

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

  33. Garret Zenanko

    Garret Zenanko3 days ago

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

  34. Hare deLune

    Hare deLune3 days ago

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

  35. Adham Abousalem

    Adham Abousalem3 days ago

    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.

  36. Adil Gaad

    Adil Gaad3 days ago

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

  37. RAY NL

    RAY NL3 days ago

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

  38. sitendu goswami

    sitendu goswami3 days ago

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

  39. 但丁DANTE

    但丁DANTE3 days ago

    can it gaming🤣

  40. Everything of world

    Everything of world3 days ago

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

  41. Chris Shelswell

    Chris Shelswell3 days ago

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

  42. Chris Shelswell

    Chris Shelswell3 days ago

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

  43. Diloman64

    Diloman644 days ago

    change that ugly t-shirt

  44. Juno W.

    Juno W.4 days ago

    Why he talk like shouting?

  45. YouTube Commenter

    YouTube Commenter4 days ago

    LTT arrogance.....

  46. Ant Rosa

    Ant Rosa4 days ago

    Is that a ltt store shirt ?

  47. Glory Hold

    Glory Hold4 days ago

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

  48. Swanny Dabs

    Swanny Dabs4 days ago


  49. Strt-Slct

    Strt-Slct4 days ago

    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.

  50. daillengineer

    daillengineer4 days ago

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

  51. Rainbow

    Rainbow4 days ago

    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

  52. Michael O

    Michael O4 days ago

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

  53. DaBstOkinawa

    DaBstOkinawa4 days ago

    2020 wont end until you shave that damn beard

  54. Paweł Przeczewski

    Paweł Przeczewski4 days ago

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

  55. Davaskye DeBique

    Davaskye DeBique4 days ago

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

  56. erika flores

    erika flores4 days ago

    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"

  57. InTeCredo

    InTeCredo4 days ago

    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.

  58. SevenDeMagnus

    SevenDeMagnus5 days ago

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

  59. DriitzzCabal

    DriitzzCabal5 days ago

    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?

  60. James Ian Gray

    James Ian Gray5 days ago

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

  61. appr oved

    appr oved5 days ago

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

  62. Hairy Pancake

    Hairy Pancake5 days ago

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

  63. Jason Kaushik

    Jason Kaushik5 days ago

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

  64. Saeed M

    Saeed M5 days ago

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

  65. bilinas mini

    bilinas mini5 days ago

    Linus: Handling products with care since never.


    GRANTFROM GOOLWA5 days ago

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

  67. FrostByte 128

    FrostByte 1285 days ago

    Board Poker!

  68. Jaime Chereau

    Jaime Chereau5 days ago

    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

  69. bilinas mini

    bilinas mini5 days ago

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

  70. DaCarnival

    DaCarnival5 days ago

    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?

  71. JUL IEN

    JUL IEN5 days ago

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

  72. My Soundtracks

    My Soundtracks5 days ago

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

  73. Richard Williams

    Richard Williams5 days ago

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

  74. Richard Williams

    Richard Williams5 days ago

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

  75. Ernest Pierce

    Ernest Pierce6 days ago

    Only an Idiot cares about package presentation. Just sayin.

  76. That One Guy With A Moustache

    That One Guy With A Moustache6 days ago

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

  77. Scott Pigeon

    Scott Pigeon6 days ago

    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.

  78. Popular Media

    Popular Media6 days ago

    Will it run a good OS like windows 10?

  79. Anand Shah

    Anand Shah6 days ago

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

  80. guguilviz

    guguilviz6 days ago

    We want Anthony with the review...

  81. Hobbit

    Hobbit6 days ago

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

  82. andreev_pix

    andreev_pix6 days ago

    Can I upgrade here RAM memory?

  83. James Junghanns

    James Junghanns6 days ago

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

  84. Predictable Enigma

    Predictable Enigma6 days ago

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

  85. Ast!

    Ast!6 days ago

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

  86. Roman Koal

    Roman Koal6 days ago

    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).

  87. Shauka Hodan

    Shauka Hodan6 days ago

    RISC internally

  88. jimbobbyrnes

    jimbobbyrnes6 days ago

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

  89. jimbobbyrnes

    jimbobbyrnes6 days ago

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

  90. Andrew Sadikov

    Andrew Sadikov6 days ago

    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?

  91. Benjamin McEwan

    Benjamin McEwan6 days ago

    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.

  92. Benjamin McEwan

    Benjamin McEwan6 days ago

    www.forbes.com/sites/patrickmoorhead/2020/11/21/apple-macbook-pro-13-m1-reviewwhy-you-might-want-to-pass/?sh=c24dd3d786a8 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.

  93. IVAN-ENT

    IVAN-ENT6 days ago


  94. Chris Eichenberg

    Chris Eichenberg6 days ago

    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

  95. Walker Firmin

    Walker Firmin6 days ago

    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.

  96. Uday Yadav

    Uday Yadav6 days ago

    he left the fan out

  97. N C

    N C6 days ago

    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

  98. KuruGDI

    KuruGDI6 days ago

    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!

  99. TheMadMedek

    TheMadMedek6 days ago

    So can you easily play mobile games on this thing?


    NEWSMAN SUPER6 days ago

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

  101. Hokibukisa

    Hokibukisa6 days ago

    Wash your hands before greasing up machined aluminum

  102. saultube44

    saultube446 days ago

    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

  103. Andrew Hart

    Andrew Hart6 days ago

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