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  • 4GuitarTrance
    4GuitarTrance

    The "Nano Glass" does diminish sharpness and contrast, making it slightly not as sharp as the non-Nano Glass model. Why? Because that's the price one pays for a no-glare screen. Also, why is everyone saying when apple comes out with "its own silicon" when nVIDIA owns ARM now?

  • SCU Later
    SCU Later

    Even my hacintosh with a core i5 7200u and 6gb of ram (4gb for vrm) runs quite nice compared to the MacBooks. You wanna know why..... listen up......... IT DOESN'T FUCKING THERMAL THROTTLE.

  • Halo epic
    Halo epic

    My iMac 🖥 lasted more then 13 years and still alive .

  • Preston Delvo
    Preston Delvo

    Linus uses a Teleprompter. Me joe Biden moment

  • Kabosumama Doge
    Kabosumama Doge

    Not a problem, if MacOS support dies on Intel, just install Windows 10. I buy apple products mostly for the hardware and to be fair apple silicon will not provide for bootcamp so you are stuck with just one OS forever. Intel Macs provide for alternate operating systems long past official EoL support

  • Glenn Jacobsen
    Glenn Jacobsen

    I just bought the damn thing, I don’t care.

  • BoomerBoi
    BoomerBoi

    WAIT THERE WERE TWO SPONSORS THIS EPISODE LMAOOOOO

  • Randyx33 Gaming
    Randyx33 Gaming

    Dam my mans grew that beard

  • Excaliber
    Excaliber

    Is his webcam on in 9:20

  • Mert Mango
    Mert Mango

    Linus ironically explains why this is the worst iMac purchase. "Just like our Sponsor..." Don't think Ridge likes this Segway

  • Tyranzor Katastrophe
    Tyranzor Katastrophe

    All of them Problem solved

  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama

    Apple users: buy Imac for the price of a Tesla that is a s powerful as a PS3 *what a bargain*

  • Bryce Kleinhanz
    Bryce Kleinhanz

    4:09

  • Matt Clay
    Matt Clay

    The worst iMac to buy is any iMac. They are all proprietary garbage.

  • quite smashing
    quite smashing

    It's been a while since Linus trashed an Apple product. Let's go.

  • Survival Instinct
    Survival Instinct

    Why can't they just put iphone camera on the Mac for webcam?

  • Marc Mateo
    Marc Mateo

    idk why apple exist

  • European Confidence
    European Confidence

    Hey I like your beard it gives you character

  • IraQNid
    IraQNid

    Go back to their tech support from when they switched away from Motorola to PowerPC. Or even before that when they got their start with Intel?

  • N English
    N English

    4 grand for a machine that is on death row.

  • Ao Wen Tan
    Ao Wen Tan

    At 2:13 I saw the webcam indicator light up

  • ian .garcia
    ian .garcia

    imacs should have touchscreens by this time already..

  • roxoto
    roxoto

    i got the 2019 version in june :D Can't regret it though

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  • Thor Gaming
    Thor Gaming

    With apple you basically have to spend money every new launch if you want the best stuff apple has to offer. Apple always screws their customers in the ass

  • Trump’s Toupee
    Trump’s Toupee

    *Linus has gone full COVID-19 hair.*

  • Veature_iTech
    Veature_iTech

    Apple Silicone iMac will need to have fans, they will need to have a mega silicon chip if not dual chip and still need GPU card, Probably AMD GPU.

  • Veature_iTech
    Veature_iTech

    Say good bye to Win 10 boot-camp and hello to Windows 10X boot camp.

  • Finnstigator
    Finnstigator

    I don't get why having or not having bezels should be an issue of even a passing remark.

  • M Zildanulhakim
    M Zildanulhakim

    iMac is already the worse

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    Светлана Курсова

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  • Verne Arase
    Verne Arase

    Apple is a much more prosperous company than they were during past transitions, and they can hire the engineers to keep the Intel side of the house running to keep enterprise customers who need x86 compatibility to run legacy software and buyers of those _expensive_ Mac Pros happy. Eventually I expect to see x86 hypervisors which leverage Rosetta 2 OTF transcoding by front-ending Windows (and other OS) segment loaders, but until then my 2020 iMac 5K core-i9, Radeon Pro 5700 XT, 4 TB PCIe SSD, 10 gb ethernet will be my transition machine, and one of the last still capable of running boot camp (probably better than any other consumer Mac ever has). This machine should run any plug-ins and extensions that currently run under Catalina, and I'll let other early adopters discover and fix all the bumps in the road that will come with the Apple Silicon transition. I honestly don't expect this kind of power out of Apple Silicon machines until later in the transition, and don't foresee x86 hypervisors running at native speed possibly until the 3nm A15 based Mac SoCs. Universal 2 binary support will continue as long as there are sufficient numbers of Intel Macs with customers willing to buy the software. You guys are allowing yourselves to be deluded by history when Apple transitioned to an already existing Intel hardware technology base, but Apple Silicon is going to have to blossom some before it can get to a place where all the existing silicon infrastructure exists. All that PCIe multichannel and Thunderbolt 4 and USB 4 infrastructure both hardware and software stacks have yet to be fully constructed and tested - and though they're close to 10900K CPU performance, there are other pieces to the puzzle that need to be put in place. The TDP of the 10900K is 125w (which can balloon to over 300w in real use), but the 10910 is only a 95w TDP part. The rapid transition from PowerPC to Intel was due to the cost of maintaining the engineering effort and the fact that _no one_ needed PowerPC compatibility - it's not like there was some compatibility that enterprise customers needed with legacy RS/6000 software. At the time, there _were no_ enterprise customers. This time there are customers who need x86 compatibility, and I expect that will continue for some time - IT inertia being what it is. I bought the 5K with 8 GB of RAM and upgraded it with 3rd party RAM, and the SSD at 4 TB since rumor has it that the 4 TB and 8 TB options come on daughter cards (and down the line these will be much easier and cheaper to replace should storage go south out of warranty). As usual, Apple hardware is a bit more expensive but not enormously so, and Apple machines tend to keep running and hold there value better than other hardware. I unsubscribed after hearing all this stuff, but later thought I'd come back and share these thoughts. I'm retired now, but I spent my entire career in IT doing in-house development for a major midwestern university's medical center.

  • Abby H 2025
    Abby H 2025

    Bruh this guy's hair makes him look like Lil huddy's older cousin

  • Knowledge Gained
    Knowledge Gained

    if only you had posted this a week before i bought it...

  • Jeyo Ignacio
    Jeyo Ignacio

    Hacksmith's an apple reviewer now?

  • D Gillies
    D Gillies

    Shouldn't this be titled, "Don't buy ANY mac right now?"

  • HYBRID
    HYBRID

    When did he start liking macs

  • Mamamew TheRani
    Mamamew TheRani

    I didn’t know anyone still bought iMacs. Well... anyone outside the “I’m a self proclaimed artist with way higher than an artists budget because Daddy gives me £2000 a year in pocket money,” types.

  • Lucas Franke
    Lucas Franke

    I don't think Apple will completely move away from x86, so I wouldn't worry too much about it. I mean... They can't, right? As efficient as ARM may be, they will still need x86 chips in their higher-end machines if they want decent performance

  • Aditya Neje
    Aditya Neje

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  • sanjeet singh
    sanjeet singh

    What i feel personally compatibility won't be an issue since millions of users are using Intel based CPU's , even 10 year old ones . So what does that means all those machines will be useless in 2 years ? Till the number of apple machines powered by apple silicon reaches a significant number , it is safe to buy Intel based devices.

  • Him Her
    Him Her

    A thought worth considering is to use a card board, yes cardboard mod to solve the heating issues. Back in the old old old days of the 512k Mac / Mac Plus a genuine genius came up with a cardboard top hat that effectively quadrupled airflow, and thus cooling absolutely silently. And yes it looked just like a top hat chimney. Add in some exterior mounted heat sinks within the airflow envelope and the problem may end up becoming too much cooling.

  • ScoopexUs
    ScoopexUs

    No. The coming ARM Macs are the worst Macs to buy, because they're the ones who rely on app devs to port, rather than emulate x64 on ARM... i.e. existing software will continue to get x64 updates, and the few apps that are ported. This is normal in a transition. It's happened before, you know. Except then the new CPUs were faster than the old ones.

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