The WORST iMac to buy

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Comments

  1. Void

    Void12 hours ago

    Mac is fucking cancer for any serious task anyway.

  2. Septic_Eye_ Revolution

    Septic_Eye_ RevolutionDay ago

    iMac 27' with the Retina 5K-display is truly the great workstation for the professional Python/Swift/Java developers or even for editing the 4K or the 8K-resolution videos, the Photoshop, The 3D Graphics, the VR experience and all the other apps! Thanks for the great video, Linus! Apple will give a great example to the other Tech companies if they actually decide to support their Intel-based Macs for year to come just like the announced M1-processor computers on the Special Event!

  3. Darren _K

    Darren _K2 days ago

    I need to get one for my work as they use apple computers. I need it in the next few weeks. I am a 3d designer so need something with reasonable power. Do I get imac 2020 or the new m1 mac mini!?

  4. GUNANT GAMING OP

    GUNANT GAMING OP6 days ago

    linus- worst mac to buy. imac lovers-omg this is the best mac ever!

  5. Jos Durkstra

    Jos Durkstra7 days ago

    I bought a new iMac this week to replace my 2009 iMac that worked fine for eleven years. Thanks for spoiling the fun.....

  6. daniel esterman

    daniel esterman11 days ago

    I’ve been weighing this up as want an all in one with a great screen for photo editing. Any alternatives as currently base model is within budget at £1649

  7. Faziel Azizahamad

    Faziel Azizahamad11 days ago

    Shave ur beard i want u hè normaal again

  8. Pete Nielsen

    Pete Nielsen15 days ago

    The right to ARMS will not be infringed? -- US Constitution 2nd Amendment ?

  9. Vladislavs Dovgalecs

    Vladislavs Dovgalecs16 days ago

    Upgrading from iMac 27” 2017 to 2020 iMac 27” was a great speed up in code builds and running all those hefty Docker containers.

  10. VibeZ 999

    VibeZ 99918 days ago

    I have seen ppl say beat iMac to but but never the worst iMac to but 🖥

  11. Loren MJ

    Loren MJ21 day ago

    Many people like MACs because we actually get 5 years out of them. Then we give them to others because they actually still work. Sure support stopped. But ya know. Little kids don’t care. I have yet to have a single Dell besides a $2500+ optiplex last near that. And it only got near it. I know you cater to kids that replace everything in less than 2 years but there a good business reasons for the longevity you are pretty much guaranteed with an Apple purchase.

  12. chris Perry

    chris Perry21 day ago

    I needed a new Mac now, and I have to say I am beyond happy with my purchase of the 10 core i9 w/5700 xt 16gb. It's fast AF for video editing and 3d rendering. The big difference for me is I am not a tech repair guy and being on a pc setup for over 20 years wore me out. I had issues daily and I don't want to work on my computer like a car. I love that I can sit down and work and not worry about anything.

  13. Angela Gould

    Angela Gould21 day ago

    Very knowledgeable

  14. Patrick Lemire

    Patrick Lemire22 days ago

    I bought an iMac G5 a month before the intel came out.

  15. Crimps - Roblox Fortnite & more

    Crimps - Roblox Fortnite & more22 days ago

    I thought the thumbnail was Logan Paul 😂 *im sorry*

  16. Matt Carrell

    Matt Carrell23 days ago

    PCs are now 3x slower than Macs.... Apple Silicon just burned the entire PC market in its jet blast!

  17. Bhagwan Singh

    Bhagwan Singh5 days ago

    Oh yay! Can you find me a video of Battlefield 5 running at ultra settings on the new macs? Thanks, can't wait to see 500 FPS!

  18. Matt Carrell

    Matt Carrell23 days ago

    Dude.... the slacker look honestly doesn't work for you...

  19. Hola Como Estas

    Hola Como Estas24 days ago

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

  20. Gummans Gubbe

    Gummans Gubbe24 days ago

    Watching Rossman and his description of the 50V next to the cpu lines, the under dimensioned capacitor segment repeated in several places etc, it is obvious for me that apple has a problem with the Pareto principle. The few that did the job are somewhere else.

  21. Datalinks

    Datalinks26 days ago

    Being able to run Windows via bootcamp is a big plus for me. An Apple silicon mac will be great but its a complete lockdown in apple's ecosystem.

  22. Nuno Lopes

    Nuno Lopes26 days ago

    You’ll get 5 years at least

  23. obxd005

    obxd00529 days ago

    8:54

  24. Anand J

    Anand JMonth ago

    facehole

  25. Trần Khoa

    Trần KhoaMonth ago

    I am planning to but a 16-inch macbook for web development, how long do you think softwares are gonna be supported on this laptop?

  26. Iris Valentine

    Iris ValentineMonth ago

    Take a shower!

  27. Edward Stevens

    Edward StevensMonth ago

    I have a 2015 mid Mac pro with the old usb, still runs has good has the day I brought it / never had any issues with it. Sadly cant play Command and Conquer on it any more .

  28. Jared

    JaredMonth ago

    so how will video editing on a mac machine based on an ARM processor be? so far, in my experience, it's pretty crap all around.

  29. RE4PER

    RE4PERMonth ago

    I’ve had a MacBook Pro 16 since release but now I’m not sure whether to trade it in and use the cash for an upcoming arm MacBook Pro 15 or something. Do you think that any apps that work on Windows x86 will continue to work on intel Macs?

  30. Don Guiddo di Lozzo

    Don Guiddo di LozzoMonth ago

    OK Linus, if we want an iMac, you wait 2 years and eat grass during that time.... not sure one can agree with your opinion. ARM will come with the laptops first .... BTW, the 7 Core is the best to buy... Permit me not to agree... Written on a 27inch iMac. today. If you need one between now and 2022, what is your recommendation ? Your title does not match your recommendation if you need one now.

  31. Fortune

    FortuneMonth ago

    The price......

  32. 4GuitarTrance

    4GuitarTranceMonth ago

    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?

  33. SCU Later

    SCU LaterMonth ago

    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.

  34. Halo epic

    Halo epicMonth ago

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

  35. Preston Delvo

    Preston DelvoMonth ago

    Linus uses a Teleprompter. Me joe Biden moment

  36. Kabosumama Doge

    Kabosumama DogeMonth ago

    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

  37. Glenn Jacobsen

    Glenn JacobsenMonth ago

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

  38. BoomerBoi

    BoomerBoiMonth ago

    WAIT THERE WERE TWO SPONSORS THIS EPISODE LMAOOOOO

  39. Randyx33 Gaming

    Randyx33 GamingMonth ago

    Dam my mans grew that beard

  40. Excaliber

    ExcaliberMonth ago

    Is his webcam on in 9:20

  41. Mert Mango

    Mert MangoMonth ago

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

  42. Tyranzor Katastrophe

    Tyranzor KatastropheMonth ago

    All of them Problem solved

  43. Barack Obama

    Barack ObamaMonth ago

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

  44. Bryce Kleinhanz

    Bryce KleinhanzMonth ago

    4:09

  45. Matt Clay

    Matt ClayMonth ago

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

  46. Matt Clay

    Matt ClayMonth ago

    @Giovanni A Alvarez Proprietary garbage.

  47. Giovanni A Alvarez

    Giovanni A AlvarezMonth ago

    Beside the point but just for the sake of argumente: Power: -ICC 110/120v connector. I/O: - USB-A ports - Thunderbolt / USB-C ports - Ethernet port - SD card reader - 3.5mm audio jack Wireless connectivity: - Bluetooth 5.0 Processor is Intel, RAM is industry standard, SSD is industry standard, power supply, fan(s), GPU, you get my point... I don’t see anything that’s proprietary save the OS. 😱

  48. quite smashing

    quite smashingMonth ago

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

  49. Survival Instinct

    Survival InstinctMonth ago

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

  50. Marc Mateo

    Marc MateoMonth ago

    idk why apple exist

  51. European Confidence

    European ConfidenceMonth ago

    Hey I like your beard it gives you character

  52. IraQNid

    IraQNidMonth ago

    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?

  53. N English

    N EnglishMonth ago

    4 grand for a machine that is on death row.

  54. Ao Wen Tan

    Ao Wen TanMonth ago

    At 2:13 I saw the webcam indicator light up

  55. ian .garcia

    ian .garciaMonth ago

    imacs should have touchscreens by this time already..

  56. roxoto

    roxotoMonth ago

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

  57. Lons N

    Lons NMonth ago

    All those russian spam bots!!! Ughh

  58. Thor Gaming

    Thor GamingMonth ago

    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

  59. Trump’s Toupee

    Trump’s ToupeeMonth ago

    *Linus has gone full COVID-19 hair.*

  60. Veature_iTech

    Veature_iTechMonth ago

    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.

  61. Veature_iTech

    Veature_iTechMonth ago

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

  62. Finnstigator

    FinnstigatorMonth ago

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

  63. M Zildanulhakim

    M Zildanulhakim2 months ago

    iMac is already the worse

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    Людмила Иванова2 months ago

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    Светлана Курсова2 months ago

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    Gsgsg Gsgsg2 months ago

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    Владимир Козлов2 months ago

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    Lons NMonth ago

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