Apple iMac 2019 vs Tricked-Out Macbook Pro

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Our iMac review was pretty positive, but we got to thinking: If we’re going to want external graphics anyway, does a Macbook just make more sense?
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    Linus Tech TipsLinus Tech Tips3 aylar önce
    • Fuck off, Linus. All the desperate monetization in the world won't change the fact that you're a bad person.

      Cinnabar VolcanoCinnabar Volcano3 aylar önce
    • 10:36 what was that???

      JACK CHEUNGJACK CHEUNG3 aylar önce
    • I'm just glad you were nice to Anthony on this video. You were mean to him in that networking one.

      I agree with you.I agree with you.3 aylar önce
    • @PhantomThe problem is the iMac comes with it, and they charge extra to get rid of it and go only SSD. So I understand why they kept it for the video. Stupid Apple, no one wants spinning disk storage in 2019 for an all-in-one.

      Nick KNick K3 aylar önce
    • Grr why didn't you also compare the top of the line Mac Mini in this video?

      Nick KNick K3 aylar önce
  • All these extra tech can I get something for back to school 👀

    DreamsofcazalDreamsofcazal6 gün önce
  • Fuck yeah Anthony!

    MummafiedthunderbirdsMummafiedthunderbirds7 gün önce
  • With the external GPU upgrade and a 40 lb battery backpack, you can get about 8 total hours while running iMovie or KSP.

    Dan The Trombone ManDan The Trombone Man19 gün önce
  • what a ripp off , just look at the shit keyboard

    SpykerhondSpykerhond25 gün önce
  • So best would be a budget Imac i5 9600 with egpu - could you confirm this (given the fact that you may use the expensive egpu also with other items) ?

    BrainpopeBrainpope28 gün önce
  • Love anthony, he clearly has a deep understanding of the tech which is lacking in the industry imo (no offense to anyone in particular i'm just a huge nerd for it)

    SplatterShotJr mSplatterShotJr mAylar önce
  • Thank you for the program compilation tests!

    Александр ЧерныйАлександр ЧерныйAylar önce
  • The only Mac I can afford is a Big Mac

    Dr. SwagTechDr. SwagTechAylar önce
  • anyone noticed linus upgraded to 18:9 on his videos?

    qZeronoidqZeronoidAylar önce
  • You should redo the test with the new 8 core macbook pro i9!

    Jussimir PasoldJussimir PasoldAylar önce
  • Or old iMac used as a display for MacBook

    Owen COwen CAylar önce
  • apples to apples on steroids mac edition

    Husky RuskiHusky Ruski2 aylar önce
  • Linus, the new (ish) guy in the video with you- He’s great ! Great addition to the team !

    Cameron BrooksCameron Brooks2 aylar önce
  • This video is so superficial

    Project D9Project D92 aylar önce
  • I am one of those "professionals" you speak of. I run 3 photography companies and routinely process 2,000 images per weekend in my busy season. These files are 45MP images and many times they are stacked (5 and 7 image HDR's). I currently run a 2011 iMac (and finally lost my mind and decided to sink some profits into a new machine). The Macbook obviously gave me some mobile options that may be beneficial at some point. However when I looked at the COST of a Macbook Pro equipped properly, PLUS a suitable monitor for my desktop work...versus....the price if an i9 2019 iMac plus SSD drive/ 64GB of RAM etc....there was a clear winner. The iMac is still the right choice. One photographer's opinion certainly.

    RD SRD S2 aylar önce
  • Review the Wacom mobile studio pro

    Ari SorokinAri Sorokin2 aylar önce
  • I feel like LTT could use a new sponsor: Hims.

    Kei AngelusKei Angelus2 aylar önce
  • Which episode was Anthony's first appearance?

    J AJ A2 aylar önce
  • I’m really interested in what people think about a high-end iMac vs a base iMac Pro. There are a few differences between the two with just a small price difference.

    Etan ChamareEtan Chamare2 aylar önce
  • Why would you use the razor core X2 if it offeres less power supply for the gpu?

    Andrew PerkinAndrew Perkin2 aylar önce
  • Next Time , please close Premiere before benchmarking Final Cut ;-)

    SunnyAustriaSunnyAustria2 aylar önce
  • Great Vid guys! LMG RULES!

    thepixelpusherthepixelpusher2 aylar önce
  • Wow, they didn't trash talk a Mac, is that a first?

    Mail JabMail Jab2 aylar önce
  • Oh shoot i thought it was Gabe Newell on the thumbnail i said thought .....................................

    Rick SmithRick Smith2 aylar önce
  • Anthony, just shave your hair off. The haircut is painful.

    Patrick McDermottPatrick McDermott2 aylar önce
  • I always think the imac is better value cause you get more Mac for less money

    Gurmehar BajwaGurmehar Bajwa2 aylar önce
  • I’m looking for a new computer, and I thought to switch to Apple instead of PC, but in my research I found is a bad time for Apple. But I really want to switch because I’m tired of PC. Idk if was my HP laptop or what, but I’m sick of how slow it is, the annoying noise of the fan and the unlimited bugs and glitch that even resetting it, they don’t stop. What I mostly do is write and make research in the web, sometimes I read a PDF file and make Power Point presentations, but as MacBook’s keyboards have problems, I’m considering the iMac, I would prefer the portability of a MacBook, but I’m willing to sacrifice it so I can switch, and as I already have an iPad, it’s portable, it’s not a laptop, but it can help. So, what do you recommend? I buy a MacBook, an iMac or a PC? In PC I’m considering a ThinkPad or a Dell.

    Juan Carlos NuñezJuan Carlos Nuñez2 aylar önce
  • 😱READ -> This was 2019 vs 2018. Is there a iMac 2019 vs MacBook Pro 2019 video? ☺️

    iSebbe - GamingiSebbe - Gaming2 aylar önce
  • I love how Anthony id calm af

    BlopsHDBlopsHD2 aylar önce
  • Oh Linus, another USELESS VIDEO, you must be running out of ideas man! jajajajaja....

    LALOMANLALOMAN2 aylar önce
    • Take it back! :P

      J AJ A2 aylar önce
  • Anthony's a smart dude, and really good at explaining things to idiots, much like Linus. Hope to see more of him in the videos!!

    RareenergyRareenergy2 aylar önce
  • Just get a mbp and have a setup to plug it into a Blackmagic and a ultrawide and you’re set

    hoss7hoss72 aylar önce
  • What are with the ear rings?

    disabled submarine vetdisabled submarine vet2 aylar önce
  • A person who has the utility to use Radeon VII would NEVER use mac...

    jaceneliotjaceneliot2 aylar önce
  • You shoudl bring Anthony in other computer videos!!!!

    Luke PruscinoLuke Pruscino2 aylar önce
  • If I buy a Macbook Pro 2018 can I still have Linux and Windows? Without virtualbox

    Eliud PerezEliud Perez2 aylar önce
    • Eliud Perez yes

  • Anthony for the win! Thanks man!

    Jason StephanJason Stephan2 aylar önce
  • Even the iMac has egpu support

    Owais AhmedOwais Ahmed2 aylar önce
  • Anthony is insanely awesome. Never let him go, Linus.

    Bobby Van GilderBobby Van Gilder2 aylar önce
  • Betcha wish you'd waited a few weeks to make this video so you could compare the 8 core MacBook to the 8 core iMac.

    Connor Griffin MusicConnor Griffin Music2 aylar önce
  • honestly, Macbook Pro... because of portability.

    mujjumanmujjuman3 aylar önce
  • Bruh, that hair. Do something about it

    St4rTr3v1Ut10nSt4rTr3v1Ut10n3 aylar önce
  • Anthony vids ftw. He's the kind of guy you want to teach you stuff about computers. He's so relaxed and laid back. Keep up the good work!

    Lee BlakeLee Blake3 aylar önce
  • i wood love to see video content with davinci resolve

    michaeltechroommichaeltechroom3 aylar önce
  • So the conclusion is all macs sucks?

    skogachskogach3 aylar önce
  • guys change the depth of field to make anthony on the background more sharper. #jedirulez

    BludionBludion3 aylar önce
  • 30 minutes to COMPILE FIREFOX!?

    B0MB0M3 aylar önce
  • After watching so many LTT video, I don't even need to hear the siggnal word to know where ads would appear.

    Cheng ZhangCheng Zhang3 aylar önce
  • Linus had premier still open when scrubbing final cut 🤣

    Jackson CoulterJackson Coulter3 aylar önce
  • Hey Linus, a iMac does not have an Intel core i9. It has a Intel Xeon. Only the Macbook has the core i9.

    Ridwan Arefin IslamRidwan Arefin Islam3 aylar önce
  • Anthony's voice is soothing.

    Shubham MittalShubham Mittal3 aylar önce
  • Btw i want anthony tech tips.

    Shubham MittalShubham Mittal3 aylar önce
  • At 7:40 loving that someone has been searching the Premier League and it’s a LFC fixture that pop’s up

    adidazleradidazler3 aylar önce
  • "And by we, I of course mean Anthony." Yes. Exactly.

    Noah ListgartenNoah Listgarten3 aylar önce
  • What is the GlassWire ? Where is the link to buy it ? Is it software or hardware that you showing ?

    Sam IbSam Ib3 aylar önce
  • Be interesting to see how a decent laptop operating as a Hackintosh VM via Linux vs the Macbook

    SoulbiteSoulbite3 aylar önce
  • Okay, you guys a doing some serious Apple reviews. Good work, they are definitely well done.

    ricky vricky v3 aylar önce
  • I would seriously suggest looking up benchmarks on the MacBook Pro 15 inch if you're planning to go for that one. The i9 is seriously not worth it due to thermal throttling. All the CPUs end up performing more or less the same. The i9 has additional cache and can in theory turbo boost higher, but in practice, for any long running processes, all 3 CPUs run at around 2.9ghz (yes, even the 2.2ghz CPU runs at 2.9ghz under load). So the best value in my opinion is the 2.6ghz middle configuration since you get the upgraded graphics and a 512GB SSD.

    LiliumExtendedDJ2LiliumExtendedDJ23 aylar önce
  • I do appreciate the self criticism of the "belabored segue" It was terrible, but self deprecating. well done.

    Todd WarburtonTodd Warburton3 aylar önce
  • This dude looks like frontman of a 90s alternative rock band

    Hyou VizerHyou Vizer3 aylar önce
  • Help plz make a bypass video for iOS (I can't use my iPad latest iOS plz )

    ibrahim Alharbiibrahim Alharbi3 aylar önce
  • Mac is 100% sure unsuitable for professional and otherwise use they are highly unstable especially in case of a failure I have tried helping a friend with a MacBook Pro 2010 mid that for some reason it was corrupting the os installation constantly after fresh install with either mac or windows

    TheSailorKingTheSailorKing3 aylar önce
  • DesktopFTW

    萬惡魔君萬惡魔君3 aylar önce
  • *What is Anthony's hairline??* It looks like he has sunglasses or sum. :)

    FewTM EsportsFewTM Esports3 aylar önce
  • Lol, you're talking "bang-for-your-buck" when dealing with apple products. Thats like talking Landspeed records when dealing with a Ford Escord, I.E. Completely ridiculous.

    The KeeperThe Keeper3 aylar önce
  • Anthony rocks

    Finance TrainingFinance Training3 aylar önce
  • Anthony’s way of presenting facts makes the whole thing looking much more convincing. I like this dude.

    František VolekFrantišek Volek3 aylar önce
  • I just can't get over thinking how extremely unhealthy Anthony is/will be and the suffering he'll endure. Please loose weight, do it for yourself, you will be happier

    TheAverageGamerTheAverageGamer3 aylar önce
  • we all know premier is garbage. why not run times for resolve 16? the only thing premier pro is optimised for is.. invoices to adobe.

    Roland LawrenceRoland Lawrence3 aylar önce
Apple iMac 2019 vs Tricked-Out Macbook Pro