The MacBook Is Getting Too Good.

2021. 03. 05.
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Apple M1 MacBooks are making Windows ultrabooks like the XPS 13, Razer Book, LG Gram, Lenovo X1 harder to recommend
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  • i've been on a laptop hunt for 3 days now, torn between the huawei matebook d15, microsoft surface laptop go, and the macbook m1 air. i think this video just did it for me and i hate it because im trying to leave the apple ecosystem 😭😭😭😭😭

    Sasha SashaSasha Sasha시간 전
  • Is it touch screen yet?

    ConradConrad시간 전
  • I'm really new to computers in general, would the laptops that you mentioned in this video be able to not start to overheat and scream when if try to run video games and stuff? I have a macbook pro from 2015 with a really large screen (that I like) right now but I've always had this issue of it not being able to run games like the sims for example without lagging and the fan going crazy. All I want is a laptop that's good for school and games. I don't mind switching away from apple but do you think the macbook is my best option here?

    LauraLaura10 시간 전
  • i would like to be able to play some games on my laptop if im spending 1000 or more

    karstdevizkarstdeviz15 시간 전
  • I have been using a macbook air since 2015 never regretted since

    Spandan MohantySpandan Mohanty일 전
  • make or break question... can I use parallel and play planet zoo on it?

    Madison KeaysMadison Keays일 전
  • What about macos mojave supporting 32 bit apps?

    HjonkamgouseHjonkamgouse일 전
  • Just returned my unopened MBA because I decided the MBP will have better resale value moving forward.

    Jerrold NealJerrold Neal2 일 전
  • What laptop do u recommend for architecture students

    lars senlars sen2 일 전
  • What's the desktop background at 1:11?

    Gratian SonuGratian Sonu2 일 전
    • One of the default MacOS wallpapers

      Archie GeeArchie Gee22 시간 전
  • Yeah except my Mac just turned 3 the other day and conveniently just outside of my warranty, the board dies for no reason at all.. no explanation from apple.. just $850 to fix.. I'll never purchase another

    ChrisChris2 일 전
    • He's talking about M1 Mac's..........

      Archie GeeArchie Gee22 시간 전
  • An now Parallels 16.5 is optimized for the M1 chip.

    Eric RickmanEric Rickman2 일 전
  • Like the look But I cannot stand the stupid software & its daft counter intuitive points.

    AusTankie GamingAusTankie Gaming2 일 전
    • Everything just works in MacOS, switch and you can never go back to Windows

      Archie GeeArchie Gee22 시간 전
  • I do not agree, unless I have one

    GardGard2 일 전
  • I'm a life long windows user and I'm getting this simply because it seems like the best use of my money. The power of the cpu and gpu for the money, the power efficiency AND the battery life? I can't turn it down.

    Alex BradshawAlex Bradshaw3 일 전
  • When you say about gaming.....well cat got your tongue dave 😂😂😂

    shinryu foxshinryu fox3 일 전
  • Well that´s why we need apple in the market, they can do that and if programs are optimized on arm anyway why don´t just run those on windows too? It´s not like it would be lots of effort to do that and since arm is way more efficient I think more and more laptops will have it when all programs run on arm natively. And since lots of people buy laptops it will probably take over. Most programs are already available in arm versions called apps. And no one would miss it to optimize something for arm and x64. Even the most powerful supercomputer uses arm. There is absolutely no reason to stay with Intel or AMD processors. It´s just not possible to justify it considering how much power could be saved if more devices would run arm. Who knows if there will be a step like that for GPUs too.

    Nando SchindehütteNando Schindehütte3 일 전
  • if you are rich. buy mac laptop and pc for gaming

    UrinatingTheCrowdUrinatingTheCrowd3 일 전
  • Apple hating fanboy

    TungTung3 일 전
  • Laser keyboards you say? Count me in!

    Johan SmolinskiJohan Smolinski3 일 전
  • cant get my eyes off that soon to be aquascaped tank at the back HAHA

    MoohsesMoohses4 일 전
  • Yep but their software is still trash. So no thank you.

    JojochessnoobJojochessnoob4 일 전
    • @Archie Gee well my work and games require a lot of power. This does have some power but for the money i can get a more powerful one by far like the asus zephyrus g15

      JojochessnoobJojochessnoob21 시간 전
    • @Jojochessnoob the M1 Mac's are the best value computers on the market for getting actual work done. I thought the same as you until I tried it.....

      Archie GeeArchie Gee21 시간 전
    • @Archie Gee LMAO. No it doesn't. MacOS is arguably the worst OS out there. It's like choosing to be locked. 0 compability with games and even if there is a game it's so badly optimized.Their PC are very overpriced and not that powerful for the money. For their price i can get a windows machine twice more powerful and use it not only for games, but for all my editing work. If you buy an Apple PC and you are not a businessman and need it strictly for work then the other explanation is that you are stupid or you know nothing about computers. I don't even have an iphone or any other apple product, it makes 0 sense to buy one for me.

      JojochessnoobJojochessnoob22 시간 전
    • No MacOS is sooooo much better then Windows. Switch and you'll never be able to go back as MacOS just works.

      Archie GeeArchie Gee22 시간 전
  • I know you often review gaming laptops but would you recommend a Macbook Air M1 to an Architect using Autocad, Revit, Photoshop or Sketchup softwares? If not which 14-ish inch laptop would you say works best? Thanks.

    Pier Andrea NotariPier Andrea Notari4 일 전
  • I'm a bit sad, cause I needed a touch display, so I "had" to buy a Surface... And even the Pro X is not as good😔😅

    Lorenz GeckoLorenz Gecko4 일 전
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    Stranger TuberStranger Tuber4 일 전
  • 6:46 The way you say APPLE GAMING makes me laugh so hard. 🤣🤣

    Hyper FluxxHyper Fluxx5 일 전
  • I needed this exact tech nerd who acts like my friend , one more plus , reviewing as different perspectives like of a windows user , maybe do linux too , your too good to be ignored

    ASAS5 일 전
  • Nobody does competitive gaming on laptops but for casual gaming m1 macbook works fine, you can use "parallels" to play windows games as well and they work fine and with m2 or m1x it will only improve with mini led and graphics power so macbook can be considered gaming laptop now..

    技術学生技術学生5 일 전
  • Macbook airs went from terrible value to excellent in one year span in terms of performance and battery ratio

    Ax ElAx El6 일 전
  • I got the M1 macbook pro. Yikes no windows machine can compete with this for video editing.

    Ronald WeidnerRonald Weidner6 일 전
    • Yup same.

      Archie GeeArchie Gee22 시간 전
  • The flexibility Windows offers over iOS just can't make me have an interest in MacBook but glad to see Apple is finally producing great products at a great price.

    LeikkausLeikkaus6 일 전
  • The only reason I will not buy this Mac is due to the ssd problem

    Hardik SahuHardik Sahu6 일 전
    • There is no problem. Just because a few people had it doesn't mean it's a big issue. Type in any successful laptop and you'll see that 0.00001% had issues with it.

      Archie GeeArchie Gee22 시간 전
  • In the two decades I’ve been using computers, I’ve had RAM failures, hard drive failures, and power failures (both power supplies and batteries). As much as I like Apple’s products, I will NOT buy a product where I cannot repair, replace or upgrade some basic components myself or have it done in a reasonable amount of time.

    2011Kestrel2011Kestrel7 일 전
  • We don't choose windows...our wallet does

    SanuSanu7 일 전
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  • 6:40 lmao

    Taseen SabirTaseen Sabir9 일 전
    • Apple? Gaming? *nose runching* no. the little "no" at the end is so clear and perfect, minimalistic xd

      One Drifty BoyOne Drifty Boy6 일 전
  • I am a so called “Apple Fan Boy” but I cannot stand MacOS. I bought one, the M1 Air, and I tried my hardest to love it. I couldn’t stand it. Maybe it’s because I have been using Windows all of my life.

    daniel pennybakerdaniel pennybaker9 일 전
  • "Apple? Gaming? gggtthtt", more than enough for me to stay with windows. XD.

    sanjeev dandinsanjeev dandin9 일 전
  • How does it hold up when running x86 software that hasn't been ported though?

    Joeri Van den EyndenJoeri Van den Eynden9 일 전
    • Really well

      Archie GeeArchie Gee22 시간 전
  • i bought the early 2020 macbook air i5 ... the M1 came out two weeks later...

    gelloyangster yanggelloyangster yang10 일 전
    • Oof

      Archie GeeArchie Gee22 시간 전
  • People are switching to mac because microsoft refuses to make a new OS so they switch to mac because there is new os

    rayanbest467rayanbest46710 일 전
    • @Archie Gee Your Opinion 🙄

      rayanbest467rayanbest46717 시간 전
    • No they switch to Mac because it's better then Windows 😂

      Archie GeeArchie Gee22 시간 전
  • but who even buys a mackbook for gaming bruh

    anosxmyanosxmy10 일 전
  • My M1 MacBook Air can run X-Plane 11 at medium setting and still get around 40 FPS. No stutter and the device gets slightly warm but never hot. Game changer.

    F.O. BobF.O. Bob11 일 전
  • Hello i dont know if you will read this comment but i want to say you're very articulate, i admirate that, where you like that since childhood or you worked for it? If you did what did you do? Take care my man!

    NoharaNohara11 일 전
  • Had been using windows for seven years, just ordered a macbook air today. Raw compute power and the no-fuss approach to the OS is exactly what I need from a work laptop right now. Giving my 1080p xps13 to my mom and I dont think im gonna miss it

    Metehan KapıMetehan Kapı11 일 전
  • Im looking to get a computer but confused on whats the best? Im gonna be editing videos for KOworld and managing a website mostly. Any help anyone? TIA

    Truckin HardTruckin Hard11 일 전
    • @Truckin Hard both are great but I would go with pro

      Archie GeeArchie Gee21 시간 전
    • @Archie Gee pro or air?

      Truckin HardTruckin Hard21 시간 전
    • The M1 Mac's would be great

      Archie GeeArchie Gee22 시간 전
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  • Is it hard to learn the Mac OS?

    worldwidehappinessworldwidehappiness11 일 전
    • Nope. I switched to Mac and learned it within a day

      Archie GeeArchie Gee22 시간 전
  • Good point!

    voeghaunnevoeghaunne12 일 전
  • Thanks

    Rabbit LuckyRabbit Lucky12 일 전
  • No Dave, Don't Loose Hope.

    Rishav KunduRishav Kundu12 일 전
    • @Archie Gee Because Dave Is My Hero For Windows Laptop 😂

      Rishav KunduRishav Kundu21 시간 전
    • @Rishav Kundu what's wrong with that?

      Archie GeeArchie Gee21 시간 전
    • @Archie Gee That Macbooks Are Getting Too Good.

      Rishav KunduRishav Kundu21 시간 전
    • Loose hope? Loose hope of what?

      Archie GeeArchie Gee22 시간 전
  • I got macbook pro go to watch it

    Frankie LimFrankie Lim12 일 전
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  • I was thinking of getting a M1 device but a lot of software we use in scientific research do not work on MacOS, needless to say on ARM. And, you could tell, "dude, use a VM". Yep, but the VM are not working yet.

    OxmonOxmon13 일 전
  • Sorry but you’re wrong. You’re not considering Linux OS

    AndrewAndrew13 일 전
  • My Macbook Air is a fairly recent one (not M1 but an intel 2020 one) and I am already looking forward to the next Macbook I'll get. From the rumours that I am seeing they seem like they'll only get better. Before this one I had a 2012 Macbook Pro and some of the things that I prefer from this model over the newer one I have is magsafe and the amount of ports it has. If for the next Macbook lineup they're adding again magsafe and more ports alongside with the excellent performance of the M1 then I just see this as an absolute win for Apple.

    oqeufhoqeufh13 일 전
  • if macbook can run windows flawlessly, then windows laptop are done waiting for my future dual boot macbook

    Chi Hang WaiChi Hang Wai13 일 전
  • Microsoft is working on their own silicon and there's Windows 10X, so I wouldn't count them out yet

    Nappy BoyNappy Boy13 일 전
    • @Nappy Boy they also have great software optimization and a great X86 to ARM translation layer

      Archie GeeArchie Gee21 시간 전
    • @Archie Gee lol let's not get ahead of ourselves here. They got a good ARM chip and that's it.

      Nappy BoyNappy Boy21 시간 전
    • @Nappy Boy it's never to late but in everything other then gaming Apple are 5+ years ahead of the competition

      Archie GeeArchie Gee21 시간 전
    • @Archie Gee lol it's never too late. There was a time when MacBooks were seen as the only option for professionals. Until Surface came along and revitalized PCs. This is nothing compared to what they already achieved with Surface.

      Nappy BoyNappy Boy21 시간 전
    • It will take some time for them to catch up. And by then it may be too late

      Archie GeeArchie Gee22 시간 전
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    Hanks XuzusHanks Xuzus14 일 전
  • After thinking about buying a Zenbook 14, I bought a Macbook Air instead. 13 hours of battery life doing multitasking, at a minimum (I even got bored testing it), it's just a dream come true. I just hope it won't have any issues with the components just like its predecessors. And I still hate macOS paradigm until now, but it's not really a dealbreaker.

    Devina LondonDevina London14 일 전
  • I love my Mac.

    JuniorJunior14 일 전
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    Jeremy KJeremy K15 일 전
  • Very reliable computers. I bought my MacBook back in 2012, was skeptical at first as i haven't used an Apple computer before and i bought it because it was ranked #1 at the time. I still use it as of 2021, it has outlived the two windows laptops i had prior combined. No performance reduction. Having 1500 charge cycles the battery is no longer as good as it was and is currently on "replace soon" status, but still acceptable for my use.

    Matthias HMatthias H16 일 전
  • Apple gaming brrrr.... :D, and it ends here

    Mehdi RossafiMehdi Rossafi16 일 전
  • I was almost convinced to buy Surface Laptop 3. Thanks to the review I've changed my mind. I'm buying a M1 Air for my school.

    Mithu MirzaMithu Mirza16 일 전
  • Why do you refer to a Windows Laptop? There is no such thing as a Windows Laptop. Even the Microsoft Surface Laptop is not a Windows Laptop. Rather call it a general purpose Laptop.

    Patrick KasteelPatrick Kasteel16 일 전
    • @Dave2D I can run Linux on it! Does it make it all of a sudden a Linux Laptop? I can even Hackingtosh it... does makes it a Apple Mac? Hell I can even install BSD, Haiku, ReactOS or Android X86 but it still doesn't change the fact that it is a general purpose laptop that will allow you to run pretty much any OS there is. Sorry but insinuating that something runs Microsoft Windows doesn't make it a Windows Laptop no matter how much you would like that to be true. There is Simply no such thing as a Windows Laptop or Desktop. An Apple Macbook is not a MacOS laptop but an Apple because it is made by Apple and therefor a Apple computer that can also (if not an M1 processor at this point) run Windows. If I put MS Windows on my Apple Macbook does it make it all of a sudden a Windows computer? Of course not! it stays an Apple Mac. Your reasoning on this matter is flawed... btw my go to computer is a Desktop computer that runs Windows as it has the tools that suit best me as a developer though I have a Macbook and a general purpose laptop loaded with Ubuntu so I have no real preference over the products I use and it is all based on the tools available for my work. That last should be the only criteria when buying a computer... which is best suited for the task at hand and that funny enough that comes down to choosing between red apples or green apples.

      Patrick KasteelPatrick Kasteel16 일 전
    • Huh?? A laptop that runs windows.... that’s a windows laptop bud

      Dave2DDave2D16 일 전
  • Sir Dave2D can you make a review about a rising brand of laptop here in the Philippines and is currently the top popular laptop. It is called Mechanike. Thank you!!

    Kent CamachoKent Camacho16 일 전
  • Would ya'll suggest to get a MB M1 even when having an android?

    Andrew RamirezAndrew Ramirez16 일 전
    • I have an Android and LOVE my M1 MacBook Pro

      Archie GeeArchie Gee22 시간 전
  • Can you do a real world test of M1 vs i5 vs i7

    aashish sharmaaashish sharma16 일 전
    • @aashish sharma maybe Intel will. And Mac's still won't be great for gaming. But for everything else, Mac's are at least 5 years ahead of the competition.

      Archie GeeArchie Gee21 시간 전
    • @Archie Gee Nvidia graphics also told they will up the graphics with several folds improvement

      aashish sharmaaashish sharma21 시간 전
    • @Archie Gee will intel also come out with something really competent in future

      aashish sharmaaashish sharma21 시간 전
    • @aashish sharma the m2 is rumoured to be 3x faster than the M1 due to arm 9.0 architecture. This means it will beat out every single laptop CPU.

      Archie GeeArchie Gee21 시간 전
    • @Archie Gee Who will it compete with

      aashish sharmaaashish sharma22 시간 전
  • You had me there at apple gaming

    Ed RinEd Rin16 일 전
  • Apple hardware are more and more like phones nowdays, they're fast because all is integrated in the same chip but you cant grow with them if you want more storage or more ram you need to replace the whole thing and i think thats the wrong way for us as a consumers and for the planet, there's an ethical concern there and i hope you can talk about that matter too. Love your channel by the way!

    tbonicotbonico16 일 전

    bloodspilla55bloodspilla5517 일 전
  • Looking for a laptop that can handle high video editing and 3d modeling motion graphics, im debating on a macbook or a gaming laptop . Any recommendations?

    Brian NaingBrian Naing17 일 전
    • I would get an M1 mac. I use it for 4k video editing and it works amazing

      Archie GeeArchie Gee22 시간 전
  • The M1 is mindblowing and i use mac for work but as a cloud sysadmin its bottom of the pile compared to linux or windows. Especially now that windows has a full linux kernel. Still.. nothing else as a laptop is going to give a work day worth of real charge. thankfully apple push devs to compile for ARM benefits microsoft too. And ultimately the move away from x86 hurts intel the most.

    Jack PowellJack Powell17 일 전
  • The M1 chips have made it impossible to think MacBooks are not the best value laptop now.

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  • For that price you'd expect it to be able to run games, which it cant so I wouldn't call it "too good"

    Gustav GranathGustav Granath17 일 전
    • But It can get real work done better then a equally priced windows laptop.

      Archie GeeArchie Gee22 시간 전
  • As A Former Apple And Microsoft Employee... Surface Pro X Did ARM First...Apple Did It Better. And Now Apple Has Leaped Beyond Anything Anyone Else Has Ever Done!

    DaNarratorDaNarrator17 일 전
  • I don't have the guts to call a laptop eith no USB ports whatsoever in this day and age

    TOESTOES18 일 전
  • Louis Rossman disagrees

    Rohith Kanna DuraiswamyRohith Kanna Duraiswamy18 일 전
    • Louis Rossman disagree because he has to fix them 😂 the laptops are amazing

      Archie GeeArchie Gee22 시간 전
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  • Alright Alright. But should I get this or The pro 13 with m1? No hard video editting. Just need it for work. Is the 13's extra weight and size more troublesome? Looking to trade it in for the future m1x chip equipped model in the future. Money isn't a big factor. Recommendation please.

    Christmas Is AwesomeChristmas Is Awesome18 일 전
    • I like the Pro because of the 2hr extra battery life, the touchbar and the slighty brighter screen. But both are great

      Archie GeeArchie Gee22 시간 전
  • Louis Rossman would disagree.

    Andrew MastersAndrew Masters18 일 전
    • Because he has to fix them 😂 the laptops are amazing

      Archie GeeArchie Gee22 시간 전
  • im so pissed i got this air one month before the m1 macs came out lol.

    MI7MI718 일 전
    • Oof

      Archie GeeArchie Gee22 시간 전
  • I’ve been using Windows my whole life. I just recently bought a M1 MacBook pro and I am speechless. The reliability and efficiency is immense. Sure there are a few things to get used to which will come with time but even so, I’m always so excited to use my MacBook

    Usman KhanUsman Khan18 일 전
  • Okay so what do you recommend for someone that literally needs to use windows because programs for school only run on windows

    Guido HaverkortGuido Haverkort18 일 전
  • In the world soo many law suits on apple . They purposefully didn't fix the keyboard so that customers have 2 choices either go to apple store to fix it and they charge a lot of money . Or Buy a new laptop . Slowing down old iphones just to get more money . Dave Lee-> I am not biased nor i love any brand . I speak the truth. Again Dave Lee -> "Oh my god apple is perfect . Macbook is getting too good " . Checks his phone and money received from Apple . Next video tag line will be => " Apple i hate you for being so perfect "

    Kaizen ActionKaizen Action18 일 전
    • He's not getting paid by Apple. I switched from Windows to M1 Mac and it literally changed my life.

      Archie GeeArchie Gee22 시간 전
  • I'm a Windows user because Apple is too fucking expensive.

    vivek pvivek p18 일 전
    • How expensive was your laptop?

      Archie GeeArchie Gee22 시간 전
  • You made a joke about apple gaming. My GF is actively playing Sims 4 on high-settings and this thing is not even getting loud or hot. So yeah, Shooters maybe/no, casual gaming all the way

    OlsoneyOlsoney18 일 전
  • I'm confused between hp envy x360 (BD 0023) intel core i7 11th gen with 8GB ram and 512GB SSD or the macbook air m1. Really need suggestions!

    Umer Javed 1978018Umer Javed 197801818 일 전
    • @Umer Javed 1978018 cool, enjoy!

      Archie GeeArchie Gee21 시간 전
    • @Archie Gee did a little research and have chosen the m1

      Umer Javed 1978018Umer Javed 197801821 시간 전
    • M1 is much better

      Archie GeeArchie Gee22 시간 전
  • I've recently got my hands on a MacBook Air 13" A1466 with a Linux install and I love the thing, it's older but boy that screen for an 8 year old device? Lovely. The keyboard needs to be replaced cause of two buttons that don't work, but the keyboard hardly ever misses and the battery has a dead pack but the other three seem to be fine. As a PC person the Mac hardware really impresses me over a not Mac laptop from the same year.

    Mike WilsonMike Wilson18 일 전
  • agreed, i finally bought my first mac this year. The price is right, and the perf/battery is great. I got the pro if i could do over i'd get the air that touch bar sucks, just add heat conductive pad perf is the same. I thought the sound would be worth it since it is suppose to be better. I could care less about touch or bezels on any of these but that's me i hate finger prints. the m1 isn't hype. First mac i could justify buying. trust msft echo system will improve fast. Prediction 6 months to a year they'll be fully competitive. A lot of this is manufacturing process.

    s cs c18 일 전
  • TLDR: Buy Apple hardware, as it's the best bang for the buck.

    Richard _Richard _18 일 전
  • I really like your reviews and opinion. It would be even better if you could also capture Canadian dollar price in your videos. I hear $999 and immediately check out the Apple website to find that in Canada it costs $1,299. That's 30% difference.

    Divyasom MalhanDivyasom Malhan18 일 전
    • That's converted from USD to Canadian usd

      Archie GeeArchie Gee22 시간 전
  • You didn't really tell us why though

    tntg5tntg518 일 전
  • Apple is not flexible for user

    Bhuvanesh s.kBhuvanesh s.k18 일 전
  • I love my macbook

    HamishHamish19 일 전
  • please review the redmi 15 2021 edition

    Lord SplarshLord Splarsh19 일 전