Macs are SLOWER than PCs. Here’s why.

  • Published: 28 April 2019
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  • joross8
    joross8  10 hours back

    These are all good points - and are very true.

    The one area where macbooks win out for me personally however is having a user friendly BSD unix distro on the back end of macOS that is easy to get into and has great community support with tools like homebrew and the internet at large. Coding/development doesn't use a lot of horsepower unless you're trying to run data science models on your laptop (hint - use the cloud instead), so the kneecapped potential of the hardware components isn't too much of a trade off.

    Bottom line is that macOS is a superior development environment imo, and having the OS made to measure the hardware does unlock a lot of value.

    Windows 10 WSL and ubuntu are pretty sharp though. Now that WSL 2 is out, I could be lured away from macOS for a fleshed out Linux experience and tools like apt-get.

    • jgh fun-run
      jgh fun-run  11 hours back

      5:29 not to mention solder melts. How did you think they put those components on? Glue em?

        JORGE VASCONCELOS  11 hours back

        my MacBook Pro 2016 had an issue with one fan since day one , apple told me it was alright ;(

        • John toetag
          John toetag  12 hours back

          I have an old HP elitebook I got refurbished for $250 in 2014 and have used it reliably for gaming for years by adding an external cooler fan at temps averaging 100'c and peaking as high as 107'c before auto-shutoff. only time I've owned a macbook the power cord started smoking and it fried itself after six months and only using it to take notes in class for school.

          TL:DR mac products are a fire hazard

          • EZQL
            EZQL  13 hours back

            Apple Really Sucks

            • Daniel
              Daniel  18 hours back

              PCs are better!!!

              • David S.
                David S.  22 hours back

                As a Dell fan, I am very sorry to say it, but Dell is exactly the same... I have the Dell Precision 3530, which I bought after my 7510. Both are unusable if used the way Dell advertised.... 3530 I use with a egpu (RTX 2070), I had to turn off the weak Quadro P600 which inside because of temperatures and EVEN with the Quadro which is inside being turned off, and an external cooler for the laptop, the device still struggles to be in the frequencies Dell promised... it often drops below 1.5 GHz !

                • David S.
                  David S.  22 hours back

                  edit: worked...
                  Typing quickly on phone is never healthy for the grammar haha

                • David S.
                  David S.  22 hours back

                  What about the 7510? Well there the cooling was fine, but I still had to use an egpu (1070), because of the FirePro W5170M (which was advertised by Dell as the gpu which will show off performance in all 3D demanding software) was not detected by any Autodesk software and even not by Blender soft. AND NOT EVEN by Dell Precision Optimizer, it was worked in games only... I called Dell, they put me in contact with a resolution manager (Ben Burroughs) whose answer was "Well, maybe it doesn't need to be recognized to be working" and hanged up the call.

              • chipped
                chipped  24 hours back

                It's the Operating System, Windows is for gamers and Enterprise who want to save on hardware. macOS is fantastic!

                • Maaz Patel
                  Maaz Patel  1 days back

                  you said it yourself. Apple know what kind of people buy their products and take advantage of that. They don't even want their products to last. They want their costumers to keep buying products which makes sense but most other companies can't get away with making horseshit products and people still buying em

                  • thisisnotdom
                    thisisnotdom  1 days back

                    Mac do two things well though. User experience (i.e. Low noise, slim form factor, nice display etc.), and an os that does many things better than windows.

                    And I can say that for work, I would much rather have slightly slower cpu speeds to a chunky laptop which has fans kicking in all the time, especially when lots of properly demanding tasks will be run on a cluster anyway.

                    Basically the whole video is just saying that to have a quiet, slim laptop, you need to make performance compromises, which is pretty reasonable.

                    • myteron myteron
                      myteron myteron  1 days back

                      If memory serve right; Intel used to go for its clumsy Pentium4 chips trying to break the 4GHz barrier when Apply did the move from IBM to Intel. The first Intel based macs been using the mobile (duo) version that had much better performance to heat ratio. Gamers had already adopted the use of Mobile CPUs allowing better thermal control then Pentium 4. Intel soon ditched the Pentium 4 idea as a baseline for their future product. Rumours are that Apply drive some of the development of future intel chip generations. Why does this matter? Intel is not an Arm based chip and its design baseline once again reaching its limits. Surely there is also the factor that apple makes much more money with iphones then any of the other devices. So that laptop/desktops are more of a niche market for them.

                      • Может быть потом?

                        Very funny, hahaha!

                        • 露帝
                          露帝  2 days back

                          PC - Personal Computer
                          Mac - a Personal Computer


                          • phil hacker
                            phil hacker  2 days back

                            dual boot Linux.

                            • EpicStrafeX X
                              EpicStrafeX X  2 days back

                              Macbook run slower beacause the fan does not connected with the cpu heat sink by any means. Take a look at Mcbook Air 2018 & 2019

                              • Zim Zimmerman
                                Zim Zimmerman  2 days back

                                YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST FOLKS! "Apple targets less tech savvy customers" lol what a surprise

                                • J P
                                  J P  2 days back

                                  For a second I thought you borrowed one of iJustine's books for this video. lol

                                  • Jack B
                                    Jack B  2 days back

                                    Still love my MacBook Pro 🤷🏼‍♂️

                                    • Kyle Wild
                                      Kyle Wild  2 days back


                                      • Travis Boyko
                                        Travis Boyko  3 days back

                                        if your not running All you fans 24/[email protected]% your configuring your pc wrong...

                                        • Ossama Abdallah
                                          Ossama Abdallah  3 days back

                                          15 inch dedicated GPU non-retina Mid 2012 macbook pro here, was throttling like a mofo till i killed Intel's turbo boost and increased fan sensitivity by another app, works like a charm with 16GBs ram and 1TB SSD

                                          • Clapps
                                            Clapps  3 days back

                                            What if you use Mac to code ex python, or HTML or RUBY what would happen

                                            • Matiss Grislis
                                              Matiss Grislis  3 days back

                                              Cooked apple? Anyone?

                                              • jackay k
                                                jackay k  3 days back

                                                Hey but it's an advantage apple all seeing worshippers will pay thousands dollar more for almighty performance because it's classy shiny and high resolution oooooo.

                                                • Gabriel Savian Kenway
                                                  Gabriel Savian Kenway  3 days back

                                                  A video talking about Macs, comment section: muh gaming bla bla bla. Just to see how retarded people are.
                                                  Macs and Linux are made for developers and not for kids gaming. Plus if macs were made for gaming the games would be 10000x better optimised than in windows.
                                                  Are you a dev buy a Mac or a Linux
                                                  Are you a gamer buy a Xbox one X and save some money. ( I used to be a pc gamer 3 months ago)
                                                  About the video: They are hot as fuck, Apple must switch to Amd processors since they are more powerful except gaming.

                                                  • HeYoNia
                                                    HeYoNia  3 days back

                                                    My room heats up faster than Mac beat that!

                                                    • cooley
                                                      cooley  3 days back

                                                      here is the thing Linus, not everyone is making builds for 2,000 dollars

                                                      • bobsobol
                                                        bobsobol  4 days back

                                                        Honestly, and I come back to this over and over again, the reason an Apple computer works as well as it does, is because it runs a reasonably solid BSD OS, with custom drivers specifically worked on with the hardware manufacturers, (while other BSD distros have to write source code, largely as a hobby because no hardware manufacturer supports BSD) with a damn good GUI over the top. Those factors alone make a Mac many times better at most desktop tasks than a Windows machine.

                                                        What is baffling, is that it specifically doesn't help task intensive applications, like the majority of the Adobe suite, or even Cubase with enough VSTs. Yet this is still the place Apple computers are most frequently used. In fact, I would almost go so far as to say that the most common use cases for Windows, and MacOS are completely reversed for their primary strengths and weaknesses. You *should* run Office productivity, eMail and web browsing on a Mac, and do your high end video renders, software development and compiling on a Windows / Linux PC.

                                                        Of course, I tend to think that gaming, these days, would probably be best served by a desktop version of Android, but that also highlights the *why* of all of this. That *why* is historical markets, and software back-catalogue. There are simply more 3rd party Adobe plugins for Mac, more games written specifically for Windows, and Microsoft Office rules the productivity roost, and they primarily target their own Windows OS. It has nothing to do with the hardware, or the OS it's self. It doesn't even have much to do with the marketing, or the type of users and what they respond to. With commercial OS, it's all about captive markets, and because those markets are captured, Windows doesn't have to worry about how bad it is for gaming, or productivity, because those users are tied in to Windows and aren't going anywhere, and Apple don't have to worry about how bad their computers are at Adobe CC for the same reason. :(

                                                        That's also the *real* reason users need to bite the bullet and switch to an open system. Android is, for now, mostly, but there's no saying it will always be so. Linux and / or BSD would be far better. Heck, AROS or Haiku would be better, and if any *one* of these were popular enough to have enough developer hours behind them, they would deliver what users want and need in no time. Those captive market bonds are too strong for that to become reality any time soon though, and not without a massive push, or failing by these giants.

                                                        • Nikola Stamatović
                                                          Nikola Stamatović  4 days back

                                                          Apple designs their mobile CPU unlike the ones they use in Macs thus the reason fo resilience of their mobile platform. Back when they used PPCs this was probably happening in a lesser degree. Good research dude! Hi5!

                                                          • Paulio Santos
                                                            Paulio Santos  4 days back

                                                            Specs that make you go..."ooh" when?

                                                            • Juju Rellama
                                                              Juju Rellama  4 days back

                                                              apple says, up to 4,9, not saying its 4,9

                                                              • Chi Chu
                                                                Chi Chu  4 days back

                                                                Apple laptop and desktop computers products designed are very elegant and very beautiful also their closed softwares ego systems are great for stopping many internet harmful viruses but if you uses under to much heats managements for those CPUs and GPUs.They’ll performed like craps and burns a lot of Micro components on the mother board.Ha,Ha..I like the joke about asking about it to Tim Apple instead of Tim Cook.

                                                                • ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
                                                                  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)  4 days back

                                                                  "You are buying it wrong"

                                                                  • Jayblue873
                                                                    Jayblue873  4 days back

                                                                    All of my neighbors except my brother and me knows about PC and other stuff

                                                                    • ClayCrafted
                                                                      ClayCrafted  4 days back

                                                                      *In the persuit of sex appeal...*

                                                                      • mastertank63
                                                                        mastertank63  5 days back

                                                                        It's an apple product what do you expect. With their fucking eye phones and eye pads lil bitches.

                                                                        • Mr. Popo
                                                                          Mr. Popo  5 days back

                                                                          5:20 if i took a blow-torch to your custom-built windows pc it'd do the same, too.

                                                                          • eerb nop
                                                                            eerb nop  4 days back

                                                                            Ever heard of recreation?

                                                                        • Aaron Lothian
                                                                          Aaron Lothian  5 days back

                                                                          interesting point of views

                                                                          • Cbeddoe19
                                                                            Cbeddoe19  5 days back

                                                                            Apple cares about looks not performance.
                                                                            Apple cares about moving units not quality.

                                                                            • Anthony Cashaw
                                                                              Anthony Cashaw  5 days back

                                                                              Macs do more with less power because you should. They just brew their own Starbucks at home. PC's are "faster" but can't even come close to the responsiveness because they're like trust fund babies who need to spend $150 on Uber eats for Starbucks instead of just walking to the store. And Mac's are cuter.

                                                                              • Prizm
                                                                                Prizm  5 days back

                                                                                its slower cuz its apple, and apple is shit

                                                                                • natjwa aulia
                                                                                  natjwa aulia  5 days back

                                                                                  10:02 that's painfully true...

                                                                                  • TOP CHOICE
                                                                                    TOP CHOICE  5 days back

                                                                                    Stop the hatred towards macs

                                                                                    • Archie McKissick
                                                                                      Archie McKissick  5 days back

                                                                                      1:11 did that man just say "in the pursuit of sex appeal..."

                                                                                      • ClayCrafted
                                                                                        ClayCrafted  4 days back

                                                                                        Archie McKissick LOLOLOL I NOTICED THE SAME THINGGG

                                                                                    • michaelmruta
                                                                                      michaelmruta  6 days back

                                                                                      Iphone processors’ are apples’, macs are intels’

                                                                                      • Clapps
                                                                                        Clapps  6 days back

                                                                                        at 1:13 he says "in the pursuit of sex appeal" lol

                                                                                        • Robert Kibe
                                                                                          Robert Kibe  6 days back

                                                                                          If only He spoke English hehe

                                                                                          • XFX Trader
                                                                                            XFX Trader  6 days back

                                                                                            Fake news, PCs running Windows are definitely slower, CPU for CPU
                                                                                            A Core 2 Duo on Macs runs better than a Core 2 Duo on PCs, be honest bro

                                                                                            • Christian Poethke
                                                                                              Christian Poethke  4 days back

                                                                                              @Augusto this Comment Section is offically a Courtroom.

                                                                                              Prosecutor= an Idiot.


                                                                                            • Augusto
                                                                                              Augusto  5 days back

                                                                                              @XFX Trader Then just show your evidence.

                                                                                            • XFX Trader
                                                                                              XFX Trader  5 days back

                                                                                              @Augusto That was an example.
                                                                                              A Core i9 on a Macbook Pro runs better than a Core i9 on HP Envy Pro.
                                                                                              No match

                                                                                            • Augusto
                                                                                              Augusto  5 days back

                                                                                              Because we should totally base 2019 videos on over 10 years old cpus that no one uses anymore.