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 Tips10 gün önce
    • Fuck off, Linus. All the desperate monetization in the world won't change the fact that you're a bad person.

      Cinnabar VolcanoCinnabar Volcano9 gün önce
    • 10:36 what was that???

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

      Jan RyanJan Ryan9 gün 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 K10 gün önce
    • Grr why didn't you also compare the top of the line Mac Mini in this video?

      Nick KNick K10 gün önce
  • honestly, Macbook Pro... because of portability.

    mujjumanmujjuman2 gün önce
  • Bruh, that hair. Do something about it

    St4rTr3v1Ut10nSt4rTr3v1Ut10n2 gün 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 Blake2 gün önce
  • i wood love to see video content with davinci resolve

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

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

    BludionBludion3 gün önce
  • 30 minutes to COMPILE FIREFOX!?

    B0MB0M3 gün 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 gün önce
  • Linus had premier still open when scrubbing final cut 🤣

    Jackson CoulterJackson Coulter4 gün 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 Islam4 gün önce
  • Anthony's voice is soothing.

    Shubham MittalShubham Mittal4 gün önce
  • Btw i want anthony tech tips.

    Shubham MittalShubham Mittal4 gün önce
  • At 7:40 loving that someone has been searching the Premier League and it’s a LFC fixture that pop’s up

    adidazleradidazler4 gün önce
  • "And by we, I of course mean Anthony." Yes. Exactly.

    Noah ListgartenNoah Listgarten4 gün önce
  • What is the GlassWire ? Where is the link to buy it ? Is it software or hardware that you showing ?

    Sam IbSam Ib4 gün önce
  • Be interesting to see how a decent laptop operating as a Hackintosh VM via Linux vs the Macbook

    SoulbiteSoulbite4 gün önce
  • Okay, you guys a doing some serious Apple reviews. Good work, they are definitely well done.

    ricky vricky v4 gün 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.

    LiliumExtendedDJ2LiliumExtendedDJ24 gün önce
  • I do appreciate the self criticism of the "belabored segue" It was terrible, but self deprecating. well done.

    Todd WarburtonTodd Warburton5 gün önce
  • This dude looks like frontman of a 90s alternative rock band

    Hyou VizerHyou Vizer5 gün önce
  • Help plz make a bypass video for iOS (I can't use my iPad latest iOS plz )

    ibrahim Alharbiibrahim Alharbi5 gün 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

    TheSailorKingTheSailorKing5 gün önce
  • DesktopFTW

    萬惡魔君萬惡魔君5 gün önce
  • *What is Anthony's hairline??* It looks like he has sunglasses or sum. :)

    FewTM EsportsFewTM Esports5 gün 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 Keeper5 gün önce
  • Anthony rocks

    Finance TrainingFinance Training5 gün önce
  • Anthony’s way of presenting facts makes the whole thing looking much more convincing. I like this dude.

    František VolekFrantišek Volek5 gün 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

    TheAverageGamerTheAverageGamer5 gün önce
  • So many Apple videos. Need cash?

    Daniel ArndtDaniel Arndt5 gün 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 Lawrence5 gün önce
  • To be fair I can see why Apple doesn't put T2 chips in their desktop platforms. It doesn't go anywhere and the likeness of theft is greatly reduced.

    Drew PeralesDrew Perales6 gün önce
  • 9:28 You CAN disable the T2 security. Hold down CMD-R to boot into recovery, launch startup security utility and set no security checkbox and allow booting from external media. DONE!

    CarbongripCarbongrip6 gün önce
  • or you just buy a much cheeper and better Windows based system.

    MercurioMercurio6 gün önce
  • Oh Linus Linus Linus, measuring GPU's with Horsepower.

    Matthew CaborMatthew Cabor6 gün önce
  • If Anthony is as bad ass as I think he is, he will actually shave it...but leave the two handlebars. Just to make us mad.

    Dacci PucciDacci Pucci7 gün önce
    • Leave the man alone to do what he wants/likes.

      Bogdan LazarBogdan Lazar6 gün önce
  • Lemme just get an iMac. Then I gotta install windows on it. Then I gotta plug in an external RAID, because there's no way that's holding all my games. Oh... and by the way... gotta plug in my graphics card.

    Movie GamesMovie Games7 gün önce
    • True, its pointless if you want to game on it and a huge waste of money. But then again he did said its for professionals.

      Bogdan LazarBogdan Lazar6 gün önce
  • Anthony looks seriously unwell, like a walking heart attack, needs to get some exercise poor guy.

    Tarp nessTarp ness7 gün önce

    FeeFee7 gün önce
  • More cores is more better - Linus 2019

    Hayden EbbottHayden Ebbott7 gün önce
  • Guys I need help I want to buy a prebuilt pc for around $1500 or so that can run 4k at 60+FPS and VR ready

    TheHiro56332TheHiro563328 gün önce
    • For that kind of money, I don't see how that's difficult really

      Will SlyfieldWill Slyfield5 gün önce
  • Bro 🙌🙌 🙌

    wahab tirmiziwahab tirmizi8 gün önce
  • wow, linus your a beast man, and a really good guy, Anthony is smart! Real Smart! I like how you walked around to the back so he was forced to look at the camera, and be more confident! That's really awesome! Encouraging him! You can tell he is shy!

    Chris ShulerChris Shuler8 gün önce
  • Anthony is seriously fat what a monster.

    swvs vsCwvswvs vsCwv8 gün önce
  • Please just shave your head. Own it big man.

    CableWrestlerCableWrestler8 gün önce
  • The iMac is portable! Look! LOL!

    MrAlexandriaTechMrAlexandriaTech8 gün önce
  • Love the Little Mac reference haha

    B14NKB14NK8 gün önce
  • Wait so..Macs render the video before its even created...Must be some mad mind reading A.I. going on there!

    Articulated MonkeyArticulated Monkey8 gün önce
  • "More cores is more better" -Linus, 2019

    Tommy AndrewsTommy Andrews8 gün önce

      EngiNetionEngiNetion6 saatler önce
  • So... a laptop when you need portability and a desktop when you don't. Thanks for the tips. P.S: Not hating on the video btw, I assume they didn't know the actual results beforehand, just found it funny that the final verdict was just that - laptop if you need mobility - desktop if you don't.

    MogawtyMogawty8 gün önce
  • Anthony does a great job, made such a huge deference and a pleasure to watch and listen to 👍💪

    Dmitry ChourpoDmitry Chourpo8 gün önce
  • Hey Linus! Can you suggest me which graphics cards is better. Gigabyte Rtx 2080 ti xtreme or Zotac Rtx 2080 ti amp extreme. Which is more powerful and which one is better overall ? And which one is the real beast? And which will be better altogether ( like : cooling , performance , looks and the rgb lightings ) . Please do help me to decide . And please and answer my requesting question.

    Nasima TanveerNasima Tanveer8 gün önce
  • ANTHONY, PLEASE SHAVE IT BROTHER..It needs to has served you well all these years,time to go full BALD my man!!

    Renogunz D DragonRenogunz D Dragon8 gün önce
  • Niether pc is where you should go

    June MarshallJune Marshall8 gün önce
  • did anyone see that but tho Lmao I cant stop laughing

    Ralph RaphaelRalph Raphael8 gün önce
  • Anthony reminds me of Wendell from L1T

    Erik HendricksonErik Hendrickson8 gün önce
  • You should have Anthony hosting his own episodes. Have him do the news too.

    jjcoolausjjcoolaus8 gün önce
  • The struggles

    Forever 1995Forever 19958 gün önce
  • They both suck, where do you put a super wide display, the imac has to become the second monitor, for multimonitor setups its just fail.

    francis chowfrancis chow9 gün önce
  • Anybody knows if they're going to buy an iMac they get SSD.

    suny123boy1suny123boy19 gün önce
  • Love the shade thrown at Apple here! LMAO! Great, very interesting video!

    7Write4This9Heart77Write4This9Heart79 gün önce
  • As cringey as that ad segway was, I much prefer the in-video ads rather than ones where you just cut to an older recording of the adspot

    Not Your Everyday TimelordNot Your Everyday Timelord9 gün önce
  • have you tried the macbook pro + egpu with an external display? there is a lot of performance lost when you use the egpu without the external monitor

    Gustavo CesarGustavo Cesar9 gün önce
  • I have a 2018 13 inch MBP with the T2 chip and an RTX 2070 gaming box and it is literally plug and play in Mojave's bootcamp. Still doesn't work on macOS though...

    William BuntingWilliam Bunting9 gün önce
  • I would love to see these tests done while the MacBook Pro is running some software like Macs Fan Control, so you can manually peg the fans at maximum speed and reduce the thermal-throttling inherent in that design. On my 2018 MacBook Pro, when I want to run games, I ramp the fans up to full-blast and wind up getting almost double the frame-rates. Clearly Apple emphasizes quiet over cooling. If you force it to go full-blast on the fans (which is definitely loud) you get *far* less thermal throttling, in my experience.

    LMacNeillLMacNeill9 gün önce
  • You can disable the T2 chip if you disable SIP (System integrity protection)

    MidNightMidNight9 gün önce
  • Bruh just shave it off at this point lmao

    Captain HowdyCaptain Howdy9 gün önce
  • What the crap is going on with Anthony's hair?

    A AndrewA Andrew9 gün önce
  • Anthony is actually a great cohost :) good job my dude

    Travis CollinsTravis Collins9 gün önce
  • Jeez...a thirty one hundred dollar laptop...that's insane.

    rmp5srmp5s9 gün önce
  • nop ... with software and with accessories and adapters ... etc = 10000 k ... = only for bisnis or drugdealer . or who has a lot of money like 10k in 3 months ! . the serious job will always be on pc and windows so until we get to that happiness ... 10K money per month secure nor is the issue serious . so buy a pc and windows ... freedom

    Claudiu GrigoreClaudiu Grigore9 gün önce
  • Plus, the iMac doesn't crash as much as the MacBook Pro thanks to the absence of the T2 chip.

    Voyage FestVoyage Fest9 gün önce
  • 1:25 "Little Mac," "King Hippo", I see what you did there

    ChrisChris9 gün önce
  • Man I love Anthony in videos

    SubdistinctionSubdistinction9 gün önce
  • Why don't people just buy a Razer blade, which I find to be an amazing option

    Coenraad KosterCoenraad Koster9 gün önce
    • Because it's too expensive for something that doesn't run MacOS.

      Andrew GrantAndrew Grant8 gün önce
  • Breaking News: Desktop computer faster then laptop, more at 11

    Dr VagaxDr Vagax9 gün önce
  • 3 words, quality screen size

    Samuel CharpentierSamuel Charpentier9 gün önce
  • Did I just learn that a desktop is more powerful than a laptop?

    Jesse WilhelmsonJesse Wilhelmson9 gün önce
  • If you dont want it give it to me Need an upgarde from the i3 4140 4gb ram lappy

    Modboy MarcusModboy Marcus9 gün önce
  • Linus editied this video himself after the roast..

    _//target_blank_//target_blank9 gün önce
  • ANTHONY. SHAVE IT MAN. You'd look great bald.

    logan cartelogan carte9 gün önce
  • The Punchout reference is real!

    Andrew WilkieAndrew Wilkie9 gün önce
  • Or get a workstation laptop

    LightNing FXLightNing FX9 gün önce
  • You people are BULL SHITTERS... "No T2 chip gives you the ability to run Linux" You got a Mac.. you don't need no stinking Linux....

    Eric MatthewsEric Matthews9 gün önce
    • Developing and testing...

      ManuelManuel8 gün önce
  • let Anthony make Linux tutorials or explaining for noobs......I want for ages to remove Windows 10 from my laptop and use a Linux distro....But I encountered so many driver problems and overheating issues ..........I also miss Windows 7 so much

    Andrei StanAndrei Stan9 gün önce
  • No thanks !

    gamefluxgameflux9 gün önce
  • Anthony consider radio

    Quentin GastaldiQuentin Gastaldi9 gün önce
  • I guess content is content, no matter how obvious

    Martin KasakovMartin Kasakov9 gün önce
  • Anthony I love your voice.... Don't tell my wife.. :)

    Brian's RepublicBrian's Republic9 gün önce
  • considering the fact that mac people boast about video and image editing on mac that cinnabench was bad

    StarvingGeekStarvingGeek9 gün önce
    • not to sound like a PC fan boy just pointing out something that surprised me

      StarvingGeekStarvingGeek9 gün önce
  • Apple put iPhone users on chains with iOS... 😏

    MaxMax9 gün önce
  • I thought the iMac could only be upgraded to a Vega 48, not 56?

    Tomas VillegasTomas Villegas9 gün önce
  • Boo Anthony bad

    Ryan RohloffRyan Rohloff9 gün önce
  • my response to this, dont get either. build your own windows or Linux PC. watch Louis Rossmann's channel and find out why all imacs are junk. he has over 2 dozen videos showing him repairing imacs that come from the factory with substandard parts that are literally desinged to fail. i found out in 2000 when i bought my blueberry the power supply died in 2 years, when my quadra 840 lasted me 14 years and is probably still working after i sold it in a garage sale. now im pc i wont go back.

    Tim ChristTim Christ9 gün önce
  • You know that you need to daisychain the eGPU to an external monitor for FCP to show faster rendering right...

    Steven RachkoSteven Rachko9 gün önce
  • Nooo, Linus and Anthony, no, no, it's a Vega 48 and not Vega 56, that you can upgrade to in the very high end iMac 27" for US$450 (don't do it!). 😮😮😮

    Wendy StarfallWendy Starfall9 gün önce
  • Imagine which high end Windows laptop you could get for 4000 dollar 🤣🤣 Instead of the external gpu and a macbook 😆 you can get a Laptop with an Intel 9900k,rtx 2080 8GB, 64GB Ram, 250gB evo 970 and a 2TB HDD. I configured one with these spec and It'll cost me the same as this macbook with this external gpu.

    Christian PönoppChristian Pönopp9 gün önce
  • Does using external gpu make the Macbook pro throttle less as a result of no heat to dissipate from the gpu ?

    Luca BaroneLuca Barone9 gün önce
  • Linus has the best Segways

    Tobias KonowitzTobias Konowitz9 gün önce
  • Here's you answer, buy a Windoss machine and install Linux if you're a hate

    Maxime RoyalMaxime Royal9 gün önce
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