Macs are SLOWER than PCs. Here’s why.

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  • Thomas Need
    Thomas Need Day ago

    Because people are more attached to their smartphone than a laptop, and lets face it, your smartphone can do anything your laptop can.

  • Hugh Donaldson
    Hugh Donaldson Day ago

    Good products last longer, less likely to have the need to replace the item sooner.
    Crappy made products fail quickly, so you need to replace to item sooner.
    Apple is more about looks and status than doing a good value product.

  • Dai Nguyen
    Dai Nguyen Day ago

    IPHONE doesnt drop fps or performance when it comes to heat... hell nawhhh, play pubg in a normal cool room and see what happens? It becomes a nightmare during summer if you dont put a fan or turn on ac to play pubg. Shietty apple, i m so done.

  • Wingnut
    Wingnut Day ago

    I have fun using my Mac and listening to PC users with MASSIVE inferiority complexes whine about Apple.

  • fetak12xxx
    fetak12xxx 2 days ago

    In my opinion Apple makes it’s own processor for iOS but for MacBooks they use Intel which isn’t in house built. That’s why

  • sean nobody
    sean nobody 2 days ago

    I'm sure they did market testing and people "don't like it when the fans get loud".

  • Carlos Alvarez
    Carlos Alvarez 2 days ago

    How much money and time should they commit to develop its own PC processors as they did for their phones ? This could
    really allow Apple offer beatiful laptops as they are but with real performance, not gimmick as today.
    I use Android and Windows PCs

  • jhkcreates
    jhkcreates 2 days ago

    Difference in philosophy is in my guess - THEY DESIGNED THE CHIP for the iPhone to fit it's design. They didn't design the intel CPU. If you look at it from that POV the Apple ARM macbook pro is not as much a horror scenario than it would otherwise be - not a fan to be clear I want to be able to run linux on everything I buy ;)

  • Joey Thomas
    Joey Thomas 2 days ago

    This is very interesting, but what exactly do you mean by a PC? Apple is one manufacturer of Apple machines, but there are many PC manufacturers and the difference is the software. So, I am not sure what you are comparing? Also, with Apple care, you have a three year machine. In our office, we always replaced our PCs every three years anyway because the technology changed so much.

  • Jacob P. Smith
    Jacob P. Smith 2 days ago

    meh, apple is shit as it always has been

  • Gurpreet Singh
    Gurpreet Singh 2 days ago

    Any improvement in 2019 pro?

  • Charka123
    Charka123 2 days ago +1

    I agree. The reason is because its software. macOS seems like an operating system designed for SSDs only. It's unusable when you have traditional HDD. While you can run Windows with HDD, just a tad slower.

    • Michel Antunes
      Michel Antunes Day ago

      did you ever run win10 on hdd?? slow as f**K, barely usable

  • Framelessly
    Framelessly 2 days ago

    My laptop sure does get hot when doing my research ;)

  • Sasia Bjørnebo
    Sasia Bjørnebo 2 days ago

    It just about covers my apple experience. Had nothing but issues with the iMac I used to own. Within the 3 years of apple care coverage, I had it repaired 2 times, and 3 months after apple care ran out... It was done. And that was a specced out, best I could get at the time iMac... However my iPhones I love, and I would never trade those in with anything else. Cuz those just, work...

  • Cesar Rodríguez La Sorte

    "You simply can't avoid the laws of Physics." period.

  • Alvin Ong
    Alvin Ong 3 days ago

    PC guy

  • Stacey Alexandria
    Stacey Alexandria 3 days ago

    Macs rule! They last for a decade before slowing down to being my experience.
    Can you see a Windows PC lasting 10 years? NO

    • Stacey Alexandria
      Stacey Alexandria 2 days ago

      @Charka123 iMac lasted me 10 years...ran all the way up to High Sierra. It became slow and lagged terribly. Replaced it with a Mac mini that's blazing fast.

    • Charka123
      Charka123 2 days ago

      Mac usually last 3-5 years. 10 years? That's a joke, try to update the system and try again.
      Also Windows PC can last 10 years. I have an laptop that last 11 years(2003-2014).

  • InventorZahran 327
    InventorZahran 327 3 days ago +1

    7:26 Polyrhythmic crickets!

  • Jason Truter
    Jason Truter 3 days ago +3

    The only reason I would buy a macbook is because of the software that is only available for macs.

    • GLO-TUBE
      GLO-TUBE Day ago

      A fair and decent reason.

  • Angel Gabe
    Angel Gabe 3 days ago

    It's because they're not RGB.

  • theMekanik
    theMekanik 3 days ago

    Apple Care only lasts 1 Year 😂

  • theMekanik
    theMekanik 3 days ago +5

    Apple still hasn’t Put USB-C Charging in their Phones 😂😂😂

  • Pradumna V Saraf
    Pradumna V Saraf 4 days ago

    That’s iJustin Book😬 01:09

  • John doe
    John doe 4 days ago

    6:52 eeeeeeeeeeehhhh... No. You still can actually Linus... We both know you can...

  • Brother OOFSAUCE
    Brother OOFSAUCE 4 days ago

    Yeah they overheat, but better than having to pay $100 for an upgrade to an OS that spies on you and is worse than win7. Respect to microsoft tho, gaming on windows is 🤤🤤🤤

    • BoHjalmarGames
      BoHjalmarGames 4 days ago

      Upgrading to Windows 10 is free. I did it two weeks ago from Windows 7.

  • Richard the Wolf Schleich

    Macs are faster than PC

    • Richard the Wolf Schleich
      Richard the Wolf Schleich 3 days ago

      @BoHjalmarGames I think it just depends on the computer :) We just had a cheap windows laptop, then got an expensive mac. PC's do have better specs than a maxed iMac pro. So, yes, you're right :)

    • BoHjalmarGames
      BoHjalmarGames 3 days ago +1

      @Richard the Wolf Schleich It is very much up to what you pay. My point is that you can get more performance out of a PC and that you get better performance for less money. If you don't do heavy work or game, the only big changer after an ok build is an SSD. If you have an older computer, a cheap laptop or a normal desktop, it's probably a slower HDD. I personally switched from an old laptop to a new expensive Mac and thought that it was much faster, that was until I started using it for more things than internet browsing. Then I switched to a new PC a couple years later and it felt the same outside of heavy loads.

    • Richard the Wolf Schleich
      Richard the Wolf Schleich 3 days ago

      @BoHjalmarGames True I guess, I probably thought that cause I have a mac and a pc and the mac is WAY faster. :) No offense taken

    • BoHjalmarGames
      BoHjalmarGames 3 days ago

      @Richard the Wolf Schleich This is not agreeing or disagreeing, this is facts. They reach higher temperatures, their top CPU is only very high-end and the top GPU is not even close to an RTX 2080 Ti. They also don't have any overclocking support.

    • Richard the Wolf Schleich
      Richard the Wolf Schleich 4 days ago

      @BoHjalmarGames I very much disagree

  • Derek Currie
    Derek Currie 5 days ago +3

    I've never bought a Mac, or iOS device for that matter, because of _"Looks or Status Symbol"._ I've been working professionally with Macs and Windows boxes since 1991. I currently work in the field of Mac security. Please look elsewhere for why people prefer Apple gear. The meme of _'I'm an Apple fan, so I buy what's flash and fashion'_ is as superficial as the attempt to paint Apple users as superficial. Instead, let me offer one _actual_ perspective of 'Why Apple?', among many:
    Q: _"What's your computer setup today?"_
    Frederick Brooks, author of 'The Mythical Man Month'
    A: _"I happily use a Macintosh. It's not been equalled for ease of use, and I want my computer to be a tool, not a challenge."_

  • Labs Micro
    Labs Micro 5 days ago

    And I don't care about performance if it works and feels and looks nice I am happy.

    • Labs Micro
      Labs Micro 4 days ago

      @Wongseifu548 No.

    • Wongseifu548
      Wongseifu548 4 days ago

      @Labs Micro macs are for entitles idiots

    • Labs Micro
      Labs Micro 4 days ago

      @Wongseifu548 And they are for peasants.

    • Labs Micro
      Labs Micro 4 days ago

      ​@Wongseifu548 Because they have no design and are trash why you would you buy a laptop that is made of plastic...

  • ReZ
    ReZ 5 days ago +4

    The reason, i believe, for the poor laptop performance is because most users (90%+) going for apple products are not tech savvy, and as Linus says, are more concerned about looks and the status of having a mac book. So if it works and they can clearly get away with it, why would they change it?
    I will generalise here - most apple users/lovers are idiots.

  • bigdicknigga White face

    Macs are meant for edditing or software shit or whatever macs arnt designed or wernt designed for games...its like a swiss army knife but now there a not so swiss army knife and you can get the whole knife for downloadable content for sale...

  • Jeremy Dean
    Jeremy Dean 5 days ago

    You have no idea what you’re talking about 😡

  • reempire888
    reempire888 5 days ago +5

    Never liked Apples product, will never buy an Apple product...pc wise.

  • Vanan Navarasan
    Vanan Navarasan 6 days ago

    The last point about Macbook vs Iphone was on the target man...All my Macbook versions did not last more than 1 year. However, my iphone 6 still going strong. They just want you to buy their 2 year warranty

  • David Kaufmann
    David Kaufmann 6 days ago +1

    No Linus it's not the's the damn fine OS! I don't care about the looks really...that OS is just so much better than windows for the average user / creative professionals

    • Wongseifu548
      Wongseifu548 4 days ago

      lol wait your serious let me laugh louder LOL. Mac OS is a different expierence thats for sure but better thats funny

    • Justin Zero
      Justin Zero 5 days ago

      and for those that are tech-illiterate that don't want to waste time on bugs

  • Jason Button
    Jason Button 6 days ago +1

    Great video, been on my MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) , all these years, but it can't play any games, looking forward to buying a gaming laptop.

    • elus89
      elus89 3 days ago

      Also on MacBook Pro Mid 2012, never got the Retina though because I knew Apple's tech wasn't ready. Get 3rd Party fan controllers. Max them out when gaming and you get reasonable performance.

    • Wongseifu548
      Wongseifu548 4 days ago

      If you have not bought one buy the asus rog zepherus g

    • Anurag Anand
      Anurag Anand 6 days ago

      Buy the new helios 300

  • Luke Beauchamp
    Luke Beauchamp 6 days ago +1

    How can people think "Macs are better designed" when some Macs have actually destroyed themselves from their poorly designed heat dissipation?

  • Carlos Contreras
    Carlos Contreras 6 days ago

    Hey Guys, I'm really curious about which laptop alternative to a Macbook Pro 2017 does not have this "thermal throttling" issue? I can't use a Desktop I need to move around pretty often and travel with my Laptop all the time, so a Desktop is not a good fit for me

  • Sarvesh Parakh
    Sarvesh Parakh 7 days ago

    The answer to 9:45. Their selling point is MacOS. Sure enough you have proven time and time again that it costs similar to build a windows machine specked similar to a Mac. But that's only true in so many countries. For where I live, a Mac is so fucking expensive that a news paper once wrote an article that it's cheaper for us to get to hong kong, buy our apple product, and get back to India. This is also true in many countries. Why does this matter? Well, these nations are huge consumers of electronics. I don't know the exact stats, but I'm willing to bet India consumes more electronics than the entire North America. So the point is, it is far cheaper for us to build a Windows machine with similar specs to a Mac. Meaning, with the same money, we can build a much, i mean insanely more powerful Windows Machine. Hence, the only argument for someone who buys apple in 2019 in countries like ours, is the OS. But wait, have you seen how apple has dropped sales in these countries? Because people have become more spec savvy. So looking at this, what do we understand? If apple were to sell 2 different models of Macbook Pros with an i5 that doesn't throttle and an i9 that does, giving similar performance on both the machines, which one would they be able to charge more for? Obviously the i9 one. Remember, people here are spec savvy, not tech savvy. Also, the price difference is about 40% between these nations and the US or American continents in general. So if apple can sell an i9 Macbook pro at $X in the US, it can also easily sell an i9 Macbook pro at $X+40% to someone who still thinks macOS is better in India. Because as mentioned above, hardware wise, it is stupid in these nations to get a Macbook. So to keep fooling the spec savvy people, and keeping the argument of MacOS vs Windows in their favor, apple is wiser to make an i9 throlling machine rather than an i5 non throttling one which delivers similar performance. Sure it does cost apple at least something extra to include an i9 instead of an i5. But is that amount enough to overthrow the profit they make by selling these machines at 40% extra to such massive populations?

  • Heinź Minñ
    Heinź Minñ 7 days ago

    Well apple iMac r way better so chill

  • Nicholas Karfoot
    Nicholas Karfoot 7 days ago

    ....they're [Apple] addressing this issue by moving over to the ARM chips, so I hear. So what is in the iPad an phone, once it's developed to a higher spec, will come to the other products. Does anybody else have any more news on this?

  • SilentGhilly
    SilentGhilly 7 days ago

    Apple sucks , I have a hard enough time dealing with there phones no way id use there computer.

  • Deb64
    Deb64 7 days ago

    The iphone isn't even better in terms of performance throttling because they software throttle their phones after several years in order to "protect the battery".

  • game ruler
    game ruler 7 days ago

    that's a working mac not a gaming one idiot people theses days

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  • aiomix
    aiomix 7 days ago +2

    The Best *MacCook Pro* Ever Made.

  • William Inbody
    William Inbody 7 days ago +1

    Owned every Apple Mac model starting with 512e, never found a PC that worked, not to mention was faster. You got a lot to learn. Oh, by the way the 512e still works.

  • Muhammad Abdullah
    Muhammad Abdullah 7 days ago +1

    Apple for baby boys but PC for men

  • Crux
    Crux 7 days ago

    how come you dont mention privacy as a selling point to macs in any videos ? all you say is for the status symbol and try and inflict your negative view on your master race followers

    • Luke Beauchamp
      Luke Beauchamp 6 days ago

      How dare he! People should only have negative views on the PC.

  • DCmediaUKfilm
    DCmediaUKfilm 7 days ago

    So what you are saying is the problem is Intel?
    Well, Apple are ditching them.
    So let’s see what happens :-)

    • BoHjalmarGames
      BoHjalmarGames 4 days ago

      Going ARM will make porting much harder. I especially expect many games to not be ported; it would just cost way too much. Problem more likely is Apple and their thermals holding back Intel.

    • DCmediaUKfilm
      DCmediaUKfilm 5 days ago

      Thanks for the reply - and the insult, which is totally uncalled for.
      I was merely trying to work out where the issue is. Hence my question.
      So thank you once again
      and goodbye.

  • Dolphinboi
    Dolphinboi 8 days ago

    Mac still exists?
    Also All in Ones are shit

  • Selvaraaju M
    Selvaraaju M 8 days ago

    Yes, my macbook air 2012 not even playing youtube video. But its works somewhat gud in bootcamp..

  • D-Major Production
    D-Major Production 8 days ago

    Lol as a music producer i cant say such, i Love Mac lolol

  • Cirque-it
    Cirque-it 8 days ago +1

    Scratching my head here... Honest question Linus, what CAN you do with a Mac that's so special??? (that merits the crazy price!?!?)

    • Wongseifu548
      Wongseifu548 4 days ago

      Exactly it nothing worth mentioning

  • PhilipB
    PhilipB 8 days ago

    Respect. I have a mac, and I agree, I feel .....used. hahaha. But I am stupidly sticking to my guns because ultimately I buy each macbook pro and only load websites, and download pictures from my phone, so yes, until I can find a pc that looks and feels as good as a mac (hardware and OS), I am not switching. Even if it is overkill. hehe

  • Perry S
    Perry S 8 days ago

    Big liar my iMac 5k Retina is still faster than your premeire pro setup

    • Perry S
      Perry S 3 days ago

      BoHjalmarGames u call your self a video editor shame on u! Look at your video just garbage

    • BoHjalmarGames
      BoHjalmarGames 3 days ago

      Perry S I don't have a red camera. But I am a video editor, and I do have Mac. The problem is that he has better specs than what you can buy with Apple's iMac Pro. Even if you chose the best specs; he has a better model.

    • Perry S
      Perry S 3 days ago

      BoHjalmarGames how can you know that you have no money for an Apple and not even for a red camera. U can agrue what u want You are and will remain a gamer who has no knowledge of video editing.

    • BoHjalmarGames
      BoHjalmarGames 3 days ago

      @Perry S FCPX is not much faster, but it's also not as good for everyone. I bet your FCPX is much faster since he uses 8K raw. You can argue all you want, but he has better RAM, CPU, GPU, cooling, SSD and screen.

    • Perry S
      Perry S 3 days ago

      BoHjalmarGames Congratulations his computer is more expensive but not faster. fcpx is 100x faster than pp

  • Matrix Teknologies Inc

    it's not tim apple, it's tim crook

  • Varun Dubey
    Varun Dubey 9 days ago

    This was really informational, video. loved it.

  • Francisco Pereira
    Francisco Pereira 9 days ago

    Any advice, in what is currently the best portable PC to buy?

  • Fred Derf
    Fred Derf 9 days ago

    90+% of the (non-gaming) computer buying public will never push their machines to the limits where thermal throttling is an issue.
    BTW my Macbook is 6+ years old and running great. My previous HP laptop died after about 16 months (the screen stopped working, some problem in the hinge) so tell me again how Macs are unreliable…
    P.S. I'd rather have my thin, light, quiet Macbook Air than a faster, inch-think, heavy monster that sounds like a freight train.

  • Rob Tingle
    Rob Tingle 9 days ago

    I have no experience with Mac but would love to try one. I do have an iPad and they are awesome. Numix on Linux gnome is visually better,just my own opinion. If only Antergos had lasted. My dream pc would run Antergos,mac os,and windows side by side because I love all the different things you can do with different systems.

  • MrEkin03
    MrEkin03 9 days ago

    Hope that apple makes a cooling dock for high performance desk use. Something specifically made to act like a tower cooling solution however mounted externally.

  • Andreas Urbanczyk
    Andreas Urbanczyk 9 days ago +4

    So is any other laptop. If you need more power you should always go for a desktop PC, since there is more room for cooling.

  • Attizzoso Dissaldato
    Attizzoso Dissaldato 10 days ago

    The famous Apple pie recipe from Tim Cook

  • I know Cause I'm BatMan.

    7:35 No, I was hoping for Adv. so I can skip you.

  • Graham Houston
    Graham Houston 10 days ago +1

    Mac OSX is the drug! not the actual look of the machine.. and please don't give me the Linux or Hackintosh argument, they are not in anyway comparable!

  • I know Cause I'm BatMan.

    0:55 RIP Anthony.

  • VidKatZuk
    VidKatZuk 10 days ago

    mac cant run roblox games on more than 4 graphics bar

  • Andrew Parker
    Andrew Parker 10 days ago

    someday I think It would be cool to get a mac and build a new case for it and overdo the cooling. It would definitely be a casemod that nobody has.

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    fibbo obbif 10 days ago


  • everything reviews
    everything reviews 10 days ago

    Here's a quick why.... shit