Building the Ultimate MacBook Pro

Building the Ultimate MacBook Pro


– Hey guys, this is Austin,
and today we are building the ultimate 13-inch MacBook Pro. And huge shout-out to LastPass
for sponsoring this video. So you might be wondering why we’re using the 13-inch
Macbook as opposed to a 15-inch when we’re trying to
build the ultimate laptop, but a lot of it actually
comes down to this. So this is a LineDock, and inside, what we’re finding here is not
only the additional battery, but additional storage, additional ports, that’s all meant for the 13-inch. So this guy started out as an Indiegogo, and it’s just starting to ship, but inside what we’re going to find is something that actually
looks a lot like a Macbook. So the idea here is to give you
a bunch of the functionality that you would normally
expect on, for example, older Macbooks, with, you
know, more than four ports. So there are gonna be a ton of ports that are gonna be added, including USB-C, we’ve got two USB 3.0 on
the side, SD card reader. There’s also on the other
side we’ve got HDMI, a mini DisplayPort, a third USB 3, as well as one more USB type C. So it’s basically the
same size as a Macbook, so I sort of stack it on top. What I’ve got here is a
little bit of a sandwich. Actually, how does this connect. Oh, what. Oh, (laughs) for a second, I thought they forgot to put
anything else in the box. I think they’re taking a subtle hint at the lack of dongles needed
with this particular product. There’s also an available
USB-C magnetic module. So if we open this guy up,
what we’re going to find is, well, what looks like a USB adapter, but the whole thing is
going to be magnetic. Now, supposedly this is
going to support full USB-C capability, so
stuff like data transfer, video and everything like that. But I’ve had some questionable
luck with these in the past. So maybe I’ll try one of
the ports on the side. Oh, okay, maybe the back
port just doesn’t work. So we immediately get charging, and we also have a 256 gig SSD. Okay. So, there are different versions
of the Linedock available, say for example if you
don’t want so much storage, but the idea here is that if you’ve sort of got
this giant dock thing that goes with the Macbook, you’re
going to be getting battery, extra ports, SSD, the whole sorta package. While this looks a little
bit goofy right now, inside what we’re getting
is not only that SSD, which is optional, you
can go all the way up to a one terabyte SSD, or
not even opt for one in the first place, but
on top of that all these, LineDocks have 25,000 mAh
power batteries inside. So it’s going to be able to
charge at a full 100 watts, more than enough for any Macbook, and in theory it could
give you basically double the battery life. Now the
LineDock is going to essentially double the thickness of our Macbook. And as we all know, thicker is better when it comes to building
the ultimate stupid – I mean – ultimate Macbook.
Not stupid. I meant ultimate. So that’s where some protection
for our Macbook comes in. One of the only real issues
I’ve noticed with the LineDock is that since it’s not actually
connected to the Macbook besides with a cable, it
actually doesn’t really matter what you actually do to it, just as long as you have
it connected via USB-C. So, that’s where this comes in. A very important keyboard protector, that also very helpfully reminds you of all the wonderful
keyboard shortcuts that I totally don’t know at all. But of course, protection
is incredibly important. You never know when a sudden gust of wind could blow your Macbook out a window, and you need to make sure it survives. Well that’s where this comes in. This giant case that, supposedly helps. Is that really how it’s supposed to go on, it just looks so weird.
Oh, I needed to click it, until it did that noise.
Now it looks much better. Okay, that looks a little more like it. If I pull it up- hey, there we go! We got some real protection
for our ultimate Macbook. Excellent. Now, all you
need is some protection for your digital life. Thanks to LastPass. No, I didn’t just include a case so I could get a great segue over to protecting your digital
life with LastPass. What I love about LastPass is that it’s something I’ve been paying for myself way before they ever decided
to sponsor the channel, and that’s for good reason. It is absolutely the
best way I’ve ever found to keep your password
safe. Now as we all know, or at least as we all should know, it is a terrible idea
to use the same password across several sites. If any of them get hacked or compromised, you’re gonna deal with
the very real potential of someone being able
to hack onto other sites based on just using the same password that you used over and
over and over again. LastPass takes security seriously. Not only do they do all the encryption of your passwords on your device so you don’t have to worry about things being unprotected sitting
on their server somewhere, but on top of that, if you
lose your password, that’s it. LastPass has no ability to
be able to unlock your vault or to do anything to sort
of open up your passwords. Now that might sound like a bad thing, but in reality that
means not even LastPass can get access to your data, and I think that is a very good thing. If you’re not using a password manager to not only generate unique passwords for every single site you visit, but also to keep them all safe and secure behind a solid vault, then LastPass is absolutely what you need. And of course, if you
guys wanna check it out and help support the channel, the link will be in the description. There’s free and paid versions, but regardless, protect yourself online, and download LastPass now. Of course, when it comes to building
the ultimate Macbook, a single display is
not going to be enough. So that’s where the LG 5K
Ultrafine comes in. So with a single Thunderbolt 3 cable, we’re gonna be able to not only get that full 5k video signal, but we’re also going to be
getting three USB-C ports on the monitor, and
we’re going to be getting an 87 watt charge from the
monitor into the Macbook. Which is helpful, especially
when we have the LineDock, which can also charge the Macbook, so we should be good on power. Now this is starting to look
a little bit ridiculous, however, it is by no
means ultimate just yet. Which is where this comes in. A laptop vertical dock for two laptops. So with this, we can drop the Macbook as well as the LineDock at the same time. Next up, we have a keyboard. This is going to be the
Das Keyboard Ultimate, which not only is going to
be able to take advantage of some of the USB ports on the LineDock, but is also going to give us
a fully mechanical keyboard that is meant to be used on Mac. We also have the Logitech MX Master 2S. So this guy’s going to be using Bluetooth, and now, we’re getting
a little bit closer. However even this is still not going to be anywhere near enough ports
for the Ultimate Macbook. Which is where the
CalDigit TS3 Plus comes in. This is going to be a
Thunderbolt 3 dock, which is going to give us
extra functionality and, well, to be totally
honest, even more ports that we’re probably not
going to actually use. Alright, that’s actually
not going to be too crazy. So what we’re getting with this is not only a bunch more USB ports, we’re also going to be getting a second Thunderbolt 3 port
so we can daisy chain with the monitor, but we’re
also going to be getting some other stuff that even
the LineDock doesn’t include, such as ethernet, another SD card reader, if we wanna do two at the same time. Look I just wanted this dock
and I figured it’d be cool. Don’t judge me. I just thought it would be really ridiculous. So we’re gonna plug in the Thunderbolt 3
cable from the computer, it’s going to go into the dock, and then we’re gonna plug
the Thunderbolt 3 cable from the monitor also into the dock, and then actually what
we can do is we can plug the LineDock into the USB
type C cable, on the dock. Oh hey wait, okay hang
on. Okay that looks good. So if I close the Macbook up, we should have everything
on one display. There we go. And then, I set it right
here, have my mouse, have my keyboard. So you
guys might have caught a little video I did recently
trying to game on a Mac. And doing so, I bought this
external GPU from GIGABYTE, which is actually going to be really tiny, and yet does connect
over Thunderbolt 3. So, if I get a couple more
cables going here (laughs). So, with our final
Thunderbolt 3 cable, which will be plugged
directly into the Macbook, we’re going to have a full Radeon RX 580. Now, when you clicked on this video, I promised you the ultimate Macbook. What I’ve actually delivered
is a really, really bad idea. And so it is time to fully test the ultimate 13-inch Macbook Pro. Now to get the ultimate
performance because, of course, this is the ultimate set-up, we also have a secondary display, this time a 1080p 144 hertz panel, which is going to be plugged
directly into the GPU. ‘Cause you know of course
the last thing we want is some kind of performance bottleneck. It all technically works.
Nothing has crashed, nothing has stopped working. Yet. So, Fortnite decided to not work on us, and instead of reinstalling
the entire game and trying again, next we have: Rocket League. Which I will have you know, works completely perfectly
on the ultimate Macbook with no issues at all. Basically. Now, we’re playing 1080p high, which shouldn’t be a really big surprise, with that RX 580 we have
plenty of horsepower, even considering that we
are running a dual-core CPU. And at the same time, even
though it doesn’t really matter, we also have a 5K monitor. And like…actually how
many ports do we have? Nine, ten, eleven, twelve USB-A ports. Three, four, five, six, seven USB-C ports, one additional Thunderbolt
port plus two more that are free on the Macbook, two HDMI ports, we have a DisplayPort, we have a mini DisplayPort, and then we also have three
more DisplayPorts on our GPU, ethernet, optical audio, headphone jack, and we have a 25,000 mAh battery, and a 256 gig SSD, and a
full RX 580 external GPU. Oh and I forgot to mention, there are also three extra USB-C ports on the back of the Thunderbolt display, for a grand total of ten. So hopefully you guys found building the ultimate Macbook Pro
to be very informative, very useful with your own
Macbook building projects- what, is it just me who does this?

100 thoughts to “Building the Ultimate MacBook Pro”

  1. I’ve done nearly all that, but with a Mac mini and a eGPU… nice but sometimes unreliable. Spent 5k€ I guess

  2. Hey Austin, why do you talk in an offset rhythm lol? Besides that, your sponsor for this video…"Last pass" you just answered the problem that people face with hacked passwords stored online and you are recommending people to store all their passwords and trust this company? What if their database gets hacked, will we get compensated? . If a lot of people lose access to their precious accounts we could sue Last Pass and yourself out of existence cause they're working in tricky territory.

  3. An external gpu that's taking all the load and you trying to praise a garbage product from a garbage brand. How much you got paid Austin?

  4. why my RX580box in my macbook pro can not be use,it can connnect it but,after I instll the driver,I can not be use

  5. I could make a better MacBook pro

    Just buy a gaming laptop find a way to install MacOS and slap an apple sticker on

  6. Make the best one of those babies
    So that is a noon

    👕
    👢🍝🍕🍪🍰🍩🍦🍧🍭🍬🍨🍫

  7. Yo I had an idea. Make a portable MacBook setup with an iPad Pro as a second display that would b sick

  8. Ultimate MacBook pro: wireless mouse and wired keyboard

    Ultimate Mac Mini: wireless keyboard with wired mouse

    Why tho

  9. For people that are considering getting one of those Linedocks I strongly recommend you to think again.

    I bought one last week (May 2019) and during testing I've noticed that I needed to regularly reconnect the usb-c cables on it for the external display to work – display is new and works flawless connected directed on my Macbook, so clearly the problem is on the dock.

    I've contacted Linedock support by email three times already, no response. I finally found a Whatsapp number where I was told they are "changing their support team" so that's why I haven't received any answer. Long story short, they want to do a conference call with me to check the problem to later consider a possible exchange – refunds are not something they do apparently. Be advised, this is going to generate a lot of headache.

  10. >>What you deserve:
    Being Sponsored by Intel
    >>What you get:
    Being Sponsored by LastPass

  11. The issue with LastPass not being able to recover your passwords is that if you forget your master password, now all of your accounts that had passwords generated by LastPass are inaccessible until you use the accounts' recovery services to reset your password.

  12. USB C without any logical solution to go around it, is a bit stupid Apple. If the buyer meets a client with all of that connector and external stuff….we will look like a clown! I might as well hang my self with all them cables….. and buy a 2015 MBP

  13. *Thicker is better when it comes to building the ultimate stupid – I mean – building the ultimate MacBook – meant ultimate *

  14. If you know a guy named Rossmann then you know any mod to a mac done by someone not apple makes it a pc.

  15. Building Ultimate MacBook Pro
    Step 1: Use All The Docks Possible
    Step 2: Protect Your Macbook And Put it in dock and use another monitor
    Step 3: Protect Keyboard And Use Another One
    Step 4: Play Rocket League On Ultimate Macbook Pro

  16. This video is fucking dumb and impractical. Austin you've become a sell out my man bring the core videos back where it was technology centric and really informative, not this commercially produced and scripted bullshit. Who the fuck in your audience will ever need 10 usb c ports 4 display ports and all that?

  17. How to build the ultimate MacBook Pro:
    Step 1: throw the MacBook out the window
    Step 2: Get a Razerblade
    Step 3: download Mac OS on it
    Step 4: ur done

  18. If you are turning your slim premium looking MacBook Pro, just buy some asus/acer predator laptop that will cost around this mega pack

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