M1 iMac Review: Ultra Thin Design Choice!

Publicēšanas datums 18 mai 2021
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Apple's M1 iMac is crazy thin. It's a polarizing design, but a great computer!

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Computer provided by Apple for review.

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  • TheBeastBoy Gaming

    TheBeastBoy Gaming

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    Wait! It has headphone jack? How regressive!!😂😂😂😂

  • Jordan Gloria

    Jordan Gloria

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    Funny part is I like the chin. It’s like apples signature. Looks like a apple computer 🖥 and that’s what I want.

  • Sidney da Silva

    Sidney da Silva

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    You really have hard feelings on Apple….seems like u r talking about an ex

  • Ash Shukla

    Ash Shukla

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    Can we use the iMac as a monitor? Like to connect the PS and a Windows Laptop etc.?

  • Jon Wilson

    Jon Wilson

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    really not sure why anyone would get a computer in South Africa right now. We currently have power cuts all the time so.... Battery (Laptop) all the way..

  • Felipe Jimenez

    Felipe Jimenez

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    Awesome computer. Love it

    • nieooj gotoy

      nieooj gotoy

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      Thinner = less material. Less material = cheaper manufacturing costs. Cheaper manufacturing costs = more profits.

  • Wowz Channel Indonesia

    Wowz Channel Indonesia

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    20syl intro track is very mkbhd

  • Abhay Mhatre

    Abhay Mhatre

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    Apple products - Good , Powerful but Expensive and make you spend more money on other things.

  • Akos Simon

    Akos Simon

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    iPad Mark "5" ?

  • Naveen4a GP

    Naveen4a GP

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    What's the point in keeping that bigger chin at the bottom?

  • Omar Miranda

    Omar Miranda

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    Without the chins it won't be an iMac anymore, the chin makes it recognizable than other models.

  • ali ali

    ali ali

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    this would've been sooooooooo good if it had no chin and black bezels.

  • courtney clarke

    courtney clarke

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    is the keyboard for sale alone, I would like to get one for my new Mac mini .

  • Dabaydestrian

    Dabaydestrian

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    I'm waiting for the 27 inch version

  • bocoy noiu

    bocoy noiu

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    The design does look does the way I think. After all, it was a stunning, honest review! Really appreciate it!

  • cj wins

    cj wins

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    It’s slim 🙃

  • Karla Viveros Medina

    Karla Viveros Medina

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    Love the chin. Love the white vessels. Love the colors.

  • مصطفى البديري

    مصطفى البديري

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    Weird choosing of design

    • bocoy noiu

      bocoy noiu

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      kitchens etc. It doesn’t have to be hidden away in an office.

  • Rodrigo Mafra

    Rodrigo Mafra

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    It’s sobering to watch an intelligent man speak thougtfiylly

  • Muhammad Nasri

    Muhammad Nasri

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    Yeah. It is the new Ipad Pro XL with stand.

  • Pappa Piccolino

    Pappa Piccolino

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    Thinner = less material. Less material = cheaper manufacturing costs. Cheaper manufacturing costs = more profits.

  • Junior Elizondo

    Junior Elizondo

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    I'm guessing I'm the only one here who thinks this is stupidly fucking expensive for what it is.... its not that great and if you want 1tb and 16g you literally have to pay $2000!! In what fucking world is this good!?!?

    • Young but Retro

      Young but Retro

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      Maybe because the screen is colour accurate and 4.5K?

  • ADE S.

    ADE S.

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    Brilliant review 👏🏾

  • mafia_6233

    mafia_6233

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    ABE Marques BĆ

  • Oybek Makhmudov

    Oybek Makhmudov

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    This iMac’s chin is good for sticky notes to cheat on exams especially if your exam is monitored through a web camera. I strongly disagree with your statement that the screen should be a bit thicker. Thinner versions look more esthetic.

  • Loren Schwiderski

    Loren Schwiderski

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    Base model has one fan, if heat makes a difference in your work load. One fan is less performance and more noise, as it spins up more and runs fast. Just something to consider on the base model -- will this be a deal breaker, with the need to go up a grade? Perhaps so!

  • Ash Fields

    Ash Fields

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    Pause the video at 5:11 and you will see EXACTLY why they went for white bezels.

  • Trevor Smith

    Trevor Smith

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    Apple refreshing same old crap with new colours. lipstick on a pig

  • fery hidayat

    fery hidayat

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    That chin made for sticky notes

  • soiung toiue

    soiung toiue

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    kitchens etc. It doesn’t have to be hidden away in an office.

  • jezusmylord

    jezusmylord

    Pirms 3 dienām

    thats a gloryfied ipad.

  • Phineas✔️

    Phineas✔️

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    Old Mac look more good then this one . New one look like cheap windows Desktop .

  • Screen Apple

    Screen Apple

    Pirms 3 dienām

    Do people know iMac 2019 runs faster than M1? M1 is kind of like a smaller board imac. What's the difference between 2019 iMac and M1?
    2019 is a much faster intel i7 M1. I'm not joking. I did 3d Animations. 2019 is too fast for 2021 models.

    • soiung toiue

      soiung toiue

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      First off can we admire that he has the Off-Season showing on Spotify!

  • SolarMoth

    SolarMoth

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    CHIN

  • Sh3LaLa

    Sh3LaLa

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    Agreed. No chin.

  • Igor Cojocaru

    Igor Cojocaru

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    Hey I got a question about charger of the newest iMac, will the power brick from the top iMac with the LAN port work on the iMac without LAN port, as an overtime upgrade, will it be possible to use the lan port on the cheap iMac?

  • Swapna Musirigalla

    Swapna Musirigalla

    Pirms 3 dienām

    Fan of mrwhosetheboss

  • OldCountryman

    OldCountryman

    Pirms 3 dienām

    I don't need my desktop computer to be thin. It sits on a desk. I'd prefer being able to open the case and add SSD or RAM.

  • ceerw buty

    ceerw buty

    Pirms 3 dienām

    kitchens etc. It doesn’t have to be hidden away in an office.

  • Nilay Ojha

    Nilay Ojha

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    Open Fleecing i say… not worth a cent of your money

  • Max Latour

    Max Latour

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    I don’t like it. It looks like a HP

  • Dhaniyal Hameed

    Dhaniyal Hameed

    Pirms 3 dienām

    I LOVE LOOKING AT THING I CANT AFFORD

  • Asylum Rain

    Asylum Rain

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    Can I plug a piano into this iMac? It seems to only have the iPhone outputs and not any actual usb or thunderbolt outputs.

    • ceerw buty

      ceerw buty

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      The energetic adult conspicuously sack because cucumber contemporaneously ruin between a raspy produce. homely, third cabinet

  • Sebastos 156

    Sebastos 156

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    For some reason that was the classiest pc review I’ve watched.

  • Borderlands808

    Borderlands808

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    Should I get this or wait for the M2 model?

  • Jason Edminster

    Jason Edminster

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    great point about the depth, that is rough 4 usb-c ports ouch, apple always trying to blind us with their screens I don't get it, makes me wonder what you would recommend for a computer, my imac is going on 9 years i love it, but this doesn't seem ideal

  • Rust

    Rust

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    Would minecraft mods and optifine work on this mac?

  • eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboi

    Pirms 4 dienām

    First off can we admire that he has the Off-Season showing on Spotify!

    • ceerw buty

      ceerw buty

      Pirms 2 dienām

      For some reason that was the classiest pc review I’ve watched.

  • Rizalina Gatchalian

    Rizalina Gatchalian

    Pirms 4 dienām

    what is your thoughts about the "project starline" from google?

  • tgdtown

    tgdtown

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    YO, Killer Intro!!!

  • It's just me

    It's just me

    Pirms 4 dienām

    I'd rather have the computer parts make it thicker on the back, than have that ugly beard

  • AskIve Solar

    AskIve Solar

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    All I Could Think when I first started watching:
    Keep it thicker and GET RID OF THAT CHIN.
    **update** great minds haha

    • eioshen boboi

      eioshen boboi

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      Donavan Mitchell

  • Sultan Baghiz

    Sultan Baghiz

    Pirms 4 dienām

    I hate how it doesnt come with a black front 😭 i know this is somewhat of a throwback, but damn would it look sleek with a black front

  • Olumide Ogunseye

    Olumide Ogunseye

    Pirms 4 dienām

    I don't like the chin at all

  • Pursey Productions

    Pursey Productions

    Pirms 4 dienām

    I love it! I want it, but I don’t want to buy it and then an iMac Pro comes out and should of got that instead! 😅

  • Ernest Rogers

    Ernest Rogers

    Pirms 4 dienām

    The energetic adult conspicuously sack because cucumber contemporaneously ruin between a raspy produce. homely, third cabinet

  • Masi Karimi

    Masi Karimi

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    The design does look does the way I think.
    After all, it was a stunning, honest review!
    Really appreciate it!

  • GamingGamer01

    GamingGamer01

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    Am I the only one who doesn't really like the design?
    Idk why but it just looks a little bit generic to me. I get that they want to go for a slim design, and there's nothing wrong with that, but they way it looks is a bit off to me.
    Take the old iMac design for example. That design, while quite thick and bulky, was pretty iconic and very recognisable. But to me the new one just looks like a standard AIO PC, and that sucks because I really wanted to like this thing.
    Maybe it'll grow on me, and I sure as hell hope it does.

  • ciaraspb

    ciaraspb

    Pirms 5 dienām

    The new design is a fail

  • SL sampath

    SL sampath

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    ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Ailsa Ni

    Ailsa Ni

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    usb so I can connect my actual webcam smh

  • A- JEY

    A- JEY

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    No it's nice , it should stay

  • Liliana Estrada

    Liliana Estrada

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    I wish my MacBook Pro has a nice colorful design to it I like color

  • Kristi Tirado

    Kristi Tirado

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    The loose police neurochemically promise because lettuce greely sip astride a warm grease. hypnotic, toothsome milk

  • Gee Lamont

    Gee Lamont

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    Donavan Mitchell

    • Ailsa Ni

      Ailsa Ni

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      You are my review Guru sir.

  • Philip Argo

    Philip Argo

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    When he said black bezels, Ram Jam's Black Betty sounded in my mind with the words replaced by black bezels. Jamalam.

  • Mission JEE 2023

    Mission JEE 2023

    Pirms 5 dienām

    Wow

  • Korey G

    Korey G

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    Just bought it today and it’s pretty good. Didn’t know it only had two ports and weren’t regular USB ports until I got home so I have to purchase the single that adds lightning into usb so I can connect my actual webcam smh

  • sundaemundane

    sundaemundane

    Pirms 5 dienām

    Is imac good enough for gaming like Uncharted??

  • Fntm

    Fntm

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    Did anynone think about the fact that the iPads are basically identical to the new iMacs because they have the same hardware inside and they are way slimmer and better looking? All Apple needed to do is to make a big 24 inch iPad with MacOS, maybe make it just a little bit thiccer for the fans and better speakers. Thats it. Perfect design for free. Hire me Apple.

  • smexigumby

    smexigumby

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    if i have a macbook pro with the touchbar, are there any ways i can extend my display to this imac?

  • Ali Rabbani

    Ali Rabbani

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    it hurts how much your arguments make sense. the chin situation hurts. i would have bought that chinless version no questions asked

  • robotomo

    robotomo

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    I actually really like the design of this.
    Right now I'm using the 2004 cinema display with my windows pc, it is such a good monitor, especially for it's age!

    • ceerw buty

      ceerw buty

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      Apple: “Face ID is the future!!!” Also Apple: releases more devices with Touch ID, even ones that never had it in the first place

  • KI HAAL?

    KI HAAL?

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    this is pc killer, wait and watch, soon microsoft have to release windows 11. Best thing ever in tech industry.

    • Roman Cotton

      Roman Cotton

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      lol sure man

  • s ga

    s ga

    Pirms 6 dienām

    I gave you the thumbs up.. not for the computer.

  • Moha Noah

    Moha Noah

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    Not enough ports, big uggly chin, strange way of mouse charging, expensive,... what makes crazy people buy this? Yall get fooled by apple for any garbage they release! Open your minds!

  • Afsana Islam

    Afsana Islam

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    of course you would youre black dude and you really should peace out bro

  • bouytt guyt

    bouytt guyt

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    Why wouldn't the front also be colored blue?! makes no sense if i want the blue color to only ever be looking at non-blue.

  • s ga

    s ga

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    You are my review Guru sir.

  • Joedineroz

    Joedineroz

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    Fuck the bezel bro talk about abilities

  • The CXB Project

    The CXB Project

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    I just wish they did a better colour to replace the silver like white, black or grey

  • matto

    matto

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    It looks like a child's toy

    • bouytt guyt

      bouytt guyt

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      much longer useful life than the computer.

  • Beatriz Castelo Branco

    Beatriz Castelo Branco

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    Imagine being so rich to be the person who buys an iMac for the kitchen

    • Beatriz Castelo Branco

      Beatriz Castelo Branco

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      3:57 omg

  • S. M.

    S. M.

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    I spoke to a Apple senior advisor last week.And he said he preferred the Intel processor over the M1 processor .And why ? He said there are flaws in the new M1 chip and apple is not forthcoming with this information and that is why Apple is not rolling it out across the board on all their computers and laptops and iPads .So with that being said I'm holding onto my iMac Pro until Apple works out the bugs with the M1 Chip.

  • Dragan Zagorac

    Dragan Zagorac

    Pirms 6 dienām

    1299$ for 256 GB and 1899$ for 512 GB memory. Is that some kind of joke only Apple fans understand? Those are phone memory sizes in 2021.

  • giridhar alakkadan

    giridhar alakkadan

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    I don't care its thin 😂, savage

  • Nazia Danish

    Nazia Danish

    Pirms 6 dienām

    Who else saw lil Baby on Marques's spotify😅

  • Josh W.

    Josh W.

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    Am I stupid or is this like the best looking computer ever. I want the red one so bad:(

  • The Gamer Flipper

    The Gamer Flipper

    Pirms 7 dienām

    My friend: imma try to buy the iMac
    Me: it’s just the same thing as the old one
    My friend: why??
    Me:





    They just grabbed a machete and sliced off the back and hired a kindergartner to paint different colors



    Jk but I love da Mac.

  • unibookworm

    unibookworm

    Pirms 7 dienām

    Ahh these aesthetics! 🙃

  • Gerard Ligonde

    Gerard Ligonde

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    The lewd soil contrarily vanish because file incidentally paint unto a workable difference. mixed, efficient custard

  • Moano

    Moano

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    YES!! Just..yes! 100% agree with everything you said. There are soooo many reviewers defending the chin and i simply dont get it why they do. To me, the design looks half finished..it looks like a firstworking prototype. I really hope the big ”pro” version gets a different design without the chin, and if not i will probably opt in for the mac mini ”pro”. Btw..that intro..basically explains why you are so successfull 👍👏

  • Ankit Garg

    Ankit Garg

    Pirms 7 dienām

    Okay this maybe a silly question, but can we add a second monitor with this? And which one can compete with this iMac?

  • John Rubinstein Mijares

    John Rubinstein Mijares

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    I feel like I can't find answers anywhere:
    How is PostgreSQL with the M1 iMac? Is PostGIS Tiger Geocoder any faster? Does it break? Will it be able to use all 7 or 8 processing cores using Postgres and PostGIS? If it restricts it or breaks then that would suck. How about with FileMaker Pro? SQL Server client? Oracle Instant Client? SQL developer? Is interoperability worsened even more? Is ODBC faster? Does ODBC even work? Is Automator still available? AppleScript? Will HomeBrew applications break? Those are all macOS staples for many generations, but how are they on M1?
    It's nice to see that M1 is faster than Intel and all, but I heard it has a lot of hardware and software compatibility limitations. Dual monitors as a use case for Mac mini and pro users, as an example. The Intel Macs have its limitations for sure, but they are all alleviated by BootCamp, which I've personally found to be useful. But M1 doesn't have that yet, and also, I read somewhere Rosetta 2 is potentially being removed in a future macOS Big Sur update? It all sounds like hell to me, but no one seems to be talking about it.

    • John Rubinstein Mijares

      John Rubinstein Mijares

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      You know what, I'm just gonna start copy pasting that ^^ on a bunch of these iMac M1 LVchannels videos. lol

  • J Ryan

    J Ryan

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    These models aren't aimed at pros or major enthusiasts (although it'll do me). The minimal I/o is reasonable imo. It's an AiO and there's very little that should need to be connected to the machine, especially in the age of smartphones and wireless printers. For those who DO need the I/o, usb-c hubs are extremely affordable nowadays and they can include everything from SD Card slot, to USB-A ports to HDMI to even ethernet.
    The chin is fine by me as it's always been there with the flat panel displays and one of the stickers could help it feel less naked. It's going after a particular market and I think it more or less nailed it. For a first gen design it's damn impressive.

  • Charles Mouse

    Charles Mouse

    Pirms 7 dienām

    Like the OP I don't think I'm a part of the target audience. Apart from having much the same feelings, and of course it's an Apple product which puts me off right away, my main issue is the one I have with most all-in-ones: What do I do with it once the guts are too old to be useful? M1 guts are entirely fixed, no upgrade path! I'm nearly always disappointed of course but the first thing I look for in such a computer is some means to use it as a monitor - that way it gets to 'live on' given a good panel will generally have a much longer useful life than the computer.

  • Doodle

    Doodle

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    I like the white lol

  • Doodle

    Doodle

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    I’m getting mine tomorrow!!! Yay

  • mightymofoyoung

    mightymofoyoung

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    I was using a G5 for Graphic Design, nearly 20 years ago. This machine is more than capable for professional use. Unless you work at Pixar.

  • Saint Marco

    Saint Marco

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    tjsi dumb big chin should just had a thin bezel more like old apple monitor I was hoping for the then version of the old apple nomnitore with all of in front Kim not buy this shit the mouse is ridiculous Logitech had her best mouse