Watch: Apple Silicon Mac Reviews and Unboxing Videos

Apple's embargo has lifted on reviews of the first Apple Silicon Macs with the M1 chip, including the new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini. In addition to our review roundup, we've gathered up some videos below.

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The introduction of the M1 chip marks the beginning of Apple's transition away from Intel processors in Macs. Back in June, Apple revealed its plans to begin using its own custom Apple Silicon processors in Macs, promising industry-leading performance per watt. Apple expects the transition to take about two years to be completed.

We've already seen several benchmarks that prove the M1 chip delivers breakthrough performance, including the new MacBook Air outperforming the high-end 16-inch MacBook Pro in multi-core Geekbench 5 results. The M1 chip's integrated graphics also outperform some desktop GPUs, including Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and AMD's Radeon RX 560.

The new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini are already beginning to arrive to customers after pre-orders commenced last week.

Videos

The Verge:


Marques Brownlee (MKBHD):

Justine Ezarik (iJustine):

Jenna Ezarik:

Karl Conrad:

Dave Lee:

CNET:

Judner Aura (UrAvgConsumer):

Andru Edwards:

Rene Ritchie:

Lance Ulanoff:

Lizzie Peirce:

Gary (The Everyday Dad):

AppleInsider:

Created Labs:

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Top Rated Comments

Sebosz Avatar
48 months ago
These thumbnails discourage me from watching any of these videos
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
citysnaps Avatar
48 months ago
Just scrolling down this page of the above videos makes my head hurt. Looks like a race to the bottom in desperately trying to get some attention. Yuck.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dapa0s Avatar
48 months ago
Well, seems like it’s time to finally cancel clueless nerds like linus tech tips ?
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DaveOP Avatar
48 months ago

Why so much hate for YouTubers? Is it just jealousy or something else?
I don't hate them individually, but I hate that someone like Rene Ritchie has dumbed down his content, makes these stupid looking thumbnails all in search of more views on YouTube. It's where the platform has gone, sadly. I say this as someone that subscribes to YouTube Premium because there is still loads of good content, but most of these tech reviews have taken a nosedive in the past year or two.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dinobear Avatar
48 months ago

Just scrolling down this page of the above videos makes my head hurt. Looks like a race to the bottom in desperately trying to get some attention. Yuck.
yeah youtuber's thumbnail photos all seem so fake these days with clickbait titles. Every apple fan YouTuber has the "don't make these 5 mistakes when getting a new MacBook" type of thing. Fear-clickbate-garbage.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dogslobber Avatar
48 months ago
Anandtech and the the MacRumors video review is the Tier One Pro reviews. These all seem like bloggers reprinting Apple Marketing fluff.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)