"Every Laptop Sucks"

  • Published on Apr 17, 2019
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  • Dave Lee
    Dave Lee  Month ago +1552

    For people that have an xps 13 (or know people with one), did that unit have coil whine?

    • 박우석
      박우석 2 days ago

      My xps15 9560, yes. And sometimes it makes me annoying.

    • Flame X
      Flame X 3 days ago

      Yes and overheats and throttles like crazy

    • R3GARDL355
      R3GARDL355 5 days ago

      these things u showed r not actual laptops but more of notebooks like devices or a person that uses it for movies and social media sort of thing

    • icedragon769
      icedragon769 6 days ago

      I have a 2017 xps 15, so dunno if it's the same deal, but it definitely has coil whine whenever it is plugged in and the battery is fully charged.

    • Ed Jones
      Ed Jones 6 days ago

      My XPS 15 has coil whine when I am on chrome or other medium taxing tasks.

  • Daniel O'Herrick
    Daniel O'Herrick Day ago +1

    So, no issues with Surface products?

  • Raptor Swire
    Raptor Swire 2 days ago

    ...Apple products are actually the worst ones with the issues you get right out of the box :D

  • Shu Lo
    Shu Lo 2 days ago

    Dave, you have so many laptops! Would you mind donating me one of your laptops?

  • A T
    A T 2 days ago

    I’m lost, i just want a mac book pro that has a great display, isn’t slow.I dont know the difference in the old models vs the new models. I just read, write and watch movies. Can any one give me advice ? I dont want to spend a extra 300$ on the new model; when it turns out the display is the same on the older models. Also how can i tell the difference between 2018 or 2017? Or is there a windows cheaper with higher speed and better display?

  • Marsing60
    Marsing60 3 days ago

    just get a thinkpad t420

  • raintz randmaa
    raintz randmaa 3 days ago

    3:32 Isn't it meant to be? Left and right click?

  • Chang
    Chang 3 days ago

    Windows is Cancer

  • Super Slovak
    Super Slovak 3 days ago

    Ive never had a problem with msi

  • Mohammed Ahmad
    Mohammed Ahmad 3 days ago +2

    Great video. Helped me a lot in narrowing down what laptop I might get.


  • Oskar Ceso
    Oskar Ceso 3 days ago

    current running through an electromagnetic coil - what?!

  • captainbrainless
    captainbrainless 4 days ago

    I remember the times when Apple has been top-notch in almost every aspect - iPhones and Laptops always being on the cutting edge of technology, paired with excellent build-quality. Now, every single product is flawed, constantly including bad design decisions and forced "innovations" that spoil the once so beautiful experience. I often think: "Now that move was not so cool. But hey, they will notice and fix it soon." - but then - with each iteration - those "features" get even worse.

  • Resplendent Moron
    Resplendent Moron 4 days ago

    For Apple, you forgot to mention their active efforts to prevent third party repairs. Like, designed into the product. And their occasional unwillingness to repair things out of warranty. Or in warranty, depending on one's definition of "repair." Basically the biggest problem with Apple devices is Apple.

  • Duppy King
    Duppy King 4 days ago

    Guy's trying to inform and help people and yet get 895 dislikes? Worse than REDDIT.

  • Kensley Innocent
    Kensley Innocent 4 days ago

    XPS 15 is perfect than!

  • Errol
    Errol 4 days ago

    Disappointing that you still have not mentioned the DPC latency issues causing audio pops and clicks, even at idle after boot, with the xps 15 for the last few generations.

  • Justin Moloney
    Justin Moloney 4 days ago

    Our devices problems are so large, that they are consistently broken. Like we didn't calculate the values in design at all, so basically there's no way they're close to being ok -apple

  • Some Guy
    Some Guy 4 days ago

    Very good video. I've been in the market for a Carbon. However you didn't touch on what I was most worried about with the Lenovo, which are the speaker quality. I still haven't pulled the trigger because of this.

  • Dreivore
    Dreivore 4 days ago +2

    My problem with Dell is they have defective batteries (Bulging) and they won't honour the recall they issued.
    Their customer service is absolutely horrible, likely because they offloaded their customer service to India.

  • Levo GAMES
    Levo GAMES 4 days ago +1

    They said the GTX 970 hard issues with coil whine.
    Have it for 4 years now, works perfectly fine still.

  • djwillus
    djwillus 5 days ago +1

    Can you review the new lenovo T495 series laptops?

  • Tim Crook
    Tim Crook 5 days ago +2

    literally NoOne:

    Dave Lee: EvErY lApToP sUcKs

  • Alexis Liu
    Alexis Liu 5 days ago

    You are amazing!

  • Joey Hoogendoorn
    Joey Hoogendoorn 5 days ago

    Wouldn't mind seeing more of these. Many more laptops out there.

  • amir abdollahi
    amir abdollahi 5 days ago

    you had a point there

  • Pepe
    Pepe 5 days ago

    big advantage from buying directly from the manufacturer is that you're less likely to get a product which has been returned multiple times.

  • Thaenatos
    Thaenatos 6 days ago

    As an avid laptop user who owns and operates 3 laptops for work and play I am legit triggered!!!111 LoL JK I love laptops and desktops, others may agree or disagree ...who cares.

  • MLP.A-Len
    MLP.A-Len 6 days ago

    Does it apply to gaming laptop as well? I'm planning to buy a game laptop or build my own PC, the problem is I can't take my PC if I have to travel.

  • Clarity
    Clarity 6 days ago

    Apple gets you consistent flaws haha. Do they pay you to suck their dick or do you just like the taste?

  • roger x
    roger x 6 days ago +1

    None of them suck. It's the whiny users who suck.
    How were things done 25 years ago? When the things that suck today were awesome,
    there were people who were too focused on the task at hand to hear all the whining noise.

  • Quantum Gaming
    Quantum Gaming 6 days ago +1

    Sir can u please hel me to buy a laptop under 60thousand inr I am an Indian my purpose is programming,coding, designing, multitasking etc the laptop should be durable alwith good quality please give reply if any one knows please help me🙏🙏🙏🙏

    • The Lord35
      The Lord35 5 days ago

      Dell XPS 13 would be the best for you. It costs just around $850. You can also get 15 inch one for around $900.

  • Justin Huynh
    Justin Huynh 6 days ago +1

    I am using my 2015 macbook pro, and i love it a lot. Im waiting for apple to bring back a better design. I prefer osx for developing software, i need the unix os and it is more convenient than buying a pc and installing linux.

    • J S
      J S 6 days ago +1

      Agreed! Last one with all the ports. That along with the iPhone 6S (last one with a headphone jack) is the best combo.

  • Onetrack
    Onetrack 6 days ago

    You know.. I have a 3rd gen HP EliteBook 9740m - put a nice SSD in it, upped the ram to 8gb, changed the PCI card to a wireless n/bt 4.0 intel card and ditched windows. All good.

  • A Google User
    A Google User 6 days ago

    The biggest problem with current MacBook Pros is that they have *the* *worst* keyboard in any laptop. Not because they might break, but because they are so incredible shit to type on.

  • Ilusiones
    Ilusiones 6 days ago +1

    I wish I had the money to buy a laptop but I dont and I still would listen to this guy all day long

  • NRGH89
    NRGH89 7 days ago

    I've never seen, used, administered or managed a good laptop.

  • Pro Gamer RB
    Pro Gamer RB 7 days ago

    Suckers know each other

  • hamza ben
    hamza ben 7 days ago +1

    why you dont review hp laptops?

  • Edmond Loo
    Edmond Loo 8 days ago

    I love watching all of your videos! Thumbs up dude! But all I would like to say was that ASUS really SUCKS badly! I've already owned 4 Asus laptops and all 4 of them turns faulty after 3 months! I was so pissed that I threw them all away. It's a waste of my money in buying this brand!! So I really gave up on using Asus brand. This brand is really lousy and not durable. It's either the screen goes auto shut off or it will have a flickering screen when I'm watching movies. Sometimes the spacebar just became faulty after a few days of using it. Really disappointed in Asus brand! So now I go for only Dell. I don't get any issue in using Dell. And recently I've bought the Alienware 17 R5 and it's awesome! Really worth spending my money on this Alienware!! I even send it for upgrading to 1TB SSD. Now I've got 1TB SSD and 1TB HDD in my Alienware. Love it so much!!

  • Aaron Dylan
    Aaron Dylan 8 days ago +18

    He is holding them like slices of bread.

  • Robert Thor
    Robert Thor 9 days ago +2

    my acer predator is epic. and apple ? if you buy apple remember louis rossmann he will be your only friend. before you buy go to notebookcheck net

  • Ace The Mace Siyam
    Ace The Mace Siyam 9 days ago +29

    My new favorite tech channel . Linus has become incredibly annoying

    • xaph212
      xaph212 3 days ago

      No JerryRigEverything? Zack is my favorites RUclipr.

    • V
      V 3 days ago

      He always annoying

    • Adrian S
      Adrian S 6 days ago +5

      +Mike A You should also check out MobileTechReview as well. Lisa is incredibly knowledgeable and chill.

    • Mike A
      Mike A 7 days ago +7

      I've never subscribed to him, I don't think I've ever watched a Linus video completely through. Him and unbox therapy, I just feel like they are constantly shouting at me. Dave Lee and MKB are the only 2 tech guys I need. Calm and smooth presenters.

  • Sebastian Rodriguez Bojorge

    This is a wonderful video, you should revisit the reviews and see how the laptops are holding. Many reviews focus on initial quality but they never describe later on how they did through the time. I have to say i have 2 xps laptops that stop working... regardless how great they behave as new.

    • lunchbox99
      lunchbox99 7 days ago

      I have a Dell XPS 15 L502X from 2011 and that bad boy is still going strong today. Thing is about as thick as the old yellow pages and could survive being dropped off a skyscraper. Only issue I ever had was the battery needed to be replaced. I also replaced the hdd with an ssd for speed.

  • Khalid Abu Shawarib
    Khalid Abu Shawarib 10 days ago

    Dave, laptops suck, buy desktops!

  • Pax
    Pax 10 days ago +3

    It really pisses me off that u can’t get sponsors for telling the truth about all of the products you review

  • tuff gang
    tuff gang 10 days ago

    Which one of these laptops is 4g LTE compatible ?

  • Ioana Marcoci
    Ioana Marcoci 10 days ago +1

    I wish you would've included the spectre x360

  • tekna ssj
    tekna ssj 10 days ago +2

    Dave rename your channel "thatlabtopguy".

  • Kai H
    Kai H 11 days ago

    Na get your wrong get an optiplex 7010

  • jnkn
    jnkn 12 days ago +1

    Why u hv not included surface laptop 2..its a great machine..!!

    • Schwarzie x
      Schwarzie x 10 days ago

      +jnkn I personally consider the MacBook Air also as garbadge. As i consider EVERY Notebook that solders in Ram and SSDs as such. I would never in a thousand years send my data to a company in case of a repair, also i want to replace the SSD in case something bigger and better comes out. So that alone makes it a Nono.

      And thats my issue with the Surface2. I dont overly like Apple products, but i have to admit that MacOS gives you a more seamless user experience compared to windows if you willing to jump into the gilded cage. also MacOS has a working backup and migration solution build in into its system. Everything works out of the box and usually quite fast and without hickups. Your devices are supportet for quite some time (which is especially apparent if you look at smartphones and compared android Phones to iOS devices). So MacOS, besides the very nice screens since quite a while and the very fast SSDs are the three major selling points for MACs. On a subjective note you could add design.
      But downsides of macs are the horrible repairability, the nonexistant access to parts for repairs, the current keyboard, everything is glued and soldered down and thermals have become a major issue aswell.
      Now microsoft comes and builds a device that is even MORE glued to hell, to a point where it is impossible gto open the device without actually destroying it. With a Mac you can at least open the case... With the screen they apparently copied Apple, after what i read its a very good one so they got that right. But apart from that they essentially copied all the bad things about Macbooks and put windows on top of that. Now you have a device that is outright impossible to service with a sketchy operating system.
      If you want to compete with Mac you have to be better to offset some of the disadvantages. Look at Dells XPS 15 devices. Those i consider a complelling competitior to the Macbooks. You get a subjectively nice design, better thermals, better serviceability, nonsoldered stuff in the inside with windows.
      The Surface just ticks to many redflags to be considered anything else then a piece of shit.

    • jnkn
      jnkn 10 days ago

      Schwarzie x garbage is little too harsh..we hv to thnk price difference as well..almost 200$ cheaper to macbook air..if u check comparison between air nd sl2,its sl2 i.e leading in all departments..but in terms of repairability agree wth u..at least microsoft shd hv provided screws on the back..!!

    • Schwarzie x
      Schwarzie x 10 days ago

      Its a steaming pile of garbadge that took everything wrong with Macbooks and ignored everything Apples does well. Its actually a Device that even less servicable then a Macbook.

  • Sundar Pichai
    Sundar Pichai 12 days ago

    laptops worthless

  • MacuVlogz Stuff
    MacuVlogz Stuff 12 days ago

    Not my ThinkPad X220!

  • Sophia K.
    Sophia K. 12 days ago

    i really wish macbooks weren't so expesive :(

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  • zayden rizzo
    zayden rizzo 13 days ago

    guess they never miss huh

  • Rich
    Rich 14 days ago

    You need some sleep bro.....

  • EnVoltage
    EnVoltage 14 days ago +1

    Still waiting for Ice Lake... I swear my wallet is ready.

  • YouTube Algorithm
    YouTube Algorithm 14 days ago

    Fuck ypu dave those laptops sucks.

  • Aron Gongal
    Aron Gongal 14 days ago +1

    Well, with desktops, people have more choice in each specific part if they build it themselves
    and even if it's pre-built, it's easier and cheaper to replace one part rather than the whole thing if it can't be fixed or if it's too hard to get someone to fix it

    • Dave Chippy
      Dave Chippy 10 days ago

      I have desktop at home... Had to move in another country across the Europe...
      So it's basically now sitting at "home" and collecting dust :/

  • S
    S 14 days ago

    Downvoted for clickbait title

  • Murmad Man
    Murmad Man 14 days ago +3

    You praise the Lenovo keyboard, but in my experience they have one of the most unerliable keyboard? You ever pop a key off and lose its underlying clip or worse, have to replae the key? their bracketss are not simple or intuitive. I ordered a replacement keyboard and FFS three keys already popping off!

  • Oscar's Places
    Oscar's Places 15 days ago +13

    He is right, I returned 2 laptops 💻 from HP in less then 1 month.
    I don’t trust the manufacturer and the set up anymore.

    • jessica marie suerte
      jessica marie suerte 7 days ago +1

      Oscar's Places thank you for the info! Will definitely research more before buying.

    • Oscar's Places
      Oscar's Places 9 days ago +1

      +jessica marie suerte Hi Jess all good? I bought the HP - ENVY 2-in-1 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - AMD Ryzen 5 - 8GB Memory - AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 - 128GB Solid State Drive - HP Finish In Dark Ash.
      After an update of windows the laptop show bluescreen.
      I tried two different laptops both with the same issue.
      Please don't buy HP.
      I ordered the Acer Aspire 5. should come tomorrow. I let you know.

    • patchlate
      patchlate 10 days ago +2

      Same I returned 2 HP spectres for coil whine, just got a different laptop after that

    • jessica marie suerte
      jessica marie suerte 10 days ago

      Oscar's Places what HP laptop are you referring to? I’m planning to buy HP envy, so I wanted to know. Thanks

  • Nub93
    Nub93 15 days ago

    I mean why aren't you also showing off the surface laptop's problems? Is it just perfect?

    • Satyam Kumar
      Satyam Kumar 14 days ago

      Nub93 Not sure if there are any problems, but Surface Laptop doesn’t have Thunderbolt.

  • Lucas Ribas
    Lucas Ribas 15 days ago

    Laptop sucks

  • Seif Eddine B
    Seif Eddine B 15 days ago +2

    your theory about getting things resolved is only applicable in the US or some places in Europe

  • David Armah
    David Armah 15 days ago

    Anything wrong with a surface laptop

  • Nikan Zare
    Nikan Zare 15 days ago +1

    This might be the best video on laptops
    Of all time

  • Paul Dev
    Paul Dev 15 days ago +1

    macbook can be hotter than 100 C. can be used as a grill pan

    • ZIHE Chen
      ZIHE Chen 11 days ago

      Razer can be hotter than 120c

  • Paul Dev
    Paul Dev 15 days ago +2

    what's wrong with carbon x1?

    • HUNTER
      HUNTER 13 days ago

      the keyboard in the vid but for me is the price point if the x1 have mx250 i buy it.

  • Bumble Baytuna
    Bumble Baytuna 15 days ago

    Acer? HP?

  • Testus
    Testus 15 days ago

    Well, I won't comment that laptop Y or X sucks, because I do not care what others use. But Lenovo Yoga 920 is by far the best one I had (and still using one year later). Best battery by far. Thin. Great design. Never hear any fans at all, they do not turn on unless I start gaming, which I do not do on a laptop. Perfect in all ways :)

  • Utkarsh Punia
    Utkarsh Punia 16 days ago

    Hi Dave, just one question, I’m from India and I will be going to college this year and I need a new laptop. My budget is around $800 (55-60k INR) I can stretch it to $1k max. Due you recommend buying an i5 8th gen with gtx 1050ti (Acer Helios 300) or much expensive gtx 1650 (MSI GF63 8sc) with same i5. Is it worth the money?? They both have 15.6” 60Hz IPS panels. With THICC bezels.

  • Nonukez
    Nonukez 16 days ago +1

    Goddamn this video is giving me PTSD.
    I started with a Thinkpad X1 Yoga, dead pixel. Jumped through hoops to return, got a second one, and not only was the keyboard way worse, but *another* series of dead pixels.
    Then I got the Matebook X Pro. Trackpad rattle was livable, and there are fixes for this, although it's a bit ridiculous (you have to open the device and put pieces of paper/tape beneath the trackpad to prevent it from rattling). But this device had a lesser-widespread issue: the damn thing was uneven. Tried it on several surfaces, even brought out the level; it was definitely uneven. If it was just cosmetic I could live with it, but it constantly wobbled back and forth while using it. Returned.
    XPS 15; damn it was a nice laptop, almost perfect in every way. But, I was cursed with another keyboard issue. This may *sound* picky, but I think for a $2K laptop, I'm justified in asking for some consistency. Comparing against a co-worker's XPS, it was night and day. Mine had some mushy keys, some very stiff keys, and some very loud keys. The loudness was especially an issue, to the point where my boss mentioned it after a meeting. I could buy a replacement keyboard, open up the device, remove the battery/SSD/antenna/heat sink and replace it... but again, for a brand-new $2K laptop, I figure I just return it and not deal with the hassle.
    Constantly switching laptops is not fun. After 4 attempts with 3 flagships across 3 brands, I was sick of the lack of consistency and the constant problems. So I just built a desktop, and now I just use a cheap, used Thinkpad to remote into it when I need the processing power. I know that statistically, after a couple of exchanges I should eventually get a laptop without issues, but the ridiculousness of spending 1.5K - 2K to roll the dice and wait weeks for a replacement to come just doesn't seem like it's worth the hassle. At least with a cheap laptop, the expectations aren't so high.

  • Harpocrates
    Harpocrates 16 days ago

    Google Pixelbook for user experience, nothing comes close.

  • R S
    R S 16 days ago

    I don't even have a laptop, nor do i want one. I'm only commenting to tell you I love your intros. You're by far my favorite reviewtuber.

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    PogsRcool 17 days ago +5


  • Egg Puppy
    Egg Puppy 18 days ago

    Are you okay? You look sick...

  • moh amad
    moh amad 18 days ago

    you gotta love the fact that Apple products are consistent, you get a device knowing that it has a faulty keyboard and it has a thermal issue that would lead to slow downs and eventually early death. unlike others where you will live the terror and suspense of will it have issues or not ! I hate those.

  • Muhammad Rabbani
    Muhammad Rabbani 18 days ago

    OMG he started using the outro again!

  • Nevin Zavell
    Nevin Zavell 19 days ago +3

    Always find HP gets left out of the ring in tech reviews. They may not have the best trackpads in the world but they're solid contenders.

  • Wi vieuw
    Wi vieuw 19 days ago +1

    has potential....
    bruh go fuckyourself you insane

  • Wi vieuw
    Wi vieuw 19 days ago

    bro you are insane. you talk shit

  • rsr789
    rsr789 19 days ago +1

    This is the best title in the history of RUclip.

  • Shadowe Litvin
    Shadowe Litvin 20 days ago

    No problems with the MSI's?

  • Sudarson B
    Sudarson B 20 days ago

    Shallow video content

  • Juansher Jejelava
    Juansher Jejelava 20 days ago +11

    what about microsoft Books and laptops and surface tabs ?

  • Viraj Khandalkar
    Viraj Khandalkar 20 days ago

    can you review the workstations available right now, like the dell precision7730 and the msi wt75?

  • Dark Lord Flaglo
    Dark Lord Flaglo 21 day ago

    This is why I don't buy laptops for gaming

  • V de Internet
    V de Internet 21 day ago

    I love you

  • Ganesh Khot
    Ganesh Khot 21 day ago

    @DAVE plz suggest me a good laptop within 1k range.. good with gaming and 3d modeling software

  • Short Fuse
    Short Fuse 21 day ago

    i really dont understand whats the deal with laptops.i bought a low price laptop (around 400$) 7 years ago.now im checking around to buy a new one and they are still selling for the same fuckin price and have pretty much the same specs.buncha i3's ,2.4's with intel 4000 graphics going for 500 bucks...what gives?prices are supposed to drop for outdated components like these!how can they stay stagnant for almost a decade????i figured (based on what 400 bucks got me in 2012) i would get at least an i5,3ghz,1060 for the same 400 bucks NOW.this is absolutely ridiculous.can somebody explain to me why this is happening?

  • kiranvarma kakarlapudi

    Absolutely agree with you. Having used a couple of laptops over the years. I found Sony was really good, Asus that was unbelievably good for it's price. Lenovo, Dell, HP I found them to be always having some minor issues. Quality of Apple is the best until you into problem especially after the warranty period.

  • spankme2nite
    spankme2nite 22 days ago

    F*** you dave

  • Death Maze Challenge
    Death Maze Challenge 22 days ago

    I loved it but.. uhm.. I can't sub.
    Cos I already subbed..

  • ∞ Woof
    ∞ Woof 22 days ago +1

    *"Every GF Sucks"*

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    ∞ Woof 22 days ago +1


  • Viktor
    Viktor 22 days ago

    I don't like your videos man, I really don't, however I love how carefully you treat your devices. Keep it up!


    Beautiful channel

  • James Huegli
    James Huegli 23 days ago +1

    Surprised you didn't include the Surface Laptop 2 in this group. Also I was a former X1 Carbon owner and switched over to T480s. A year later I still thing its the best laptop on the market when you factor in ports/battery life/keyboard feel..and the screen (2560X1440) is still pretty great.

    • Vlad Hk
      Vlad Hk 22 days ago

      I have the fucking T480 and it didn't have enough power for anything, it's lagging when programming