I'm a Windows user, but I fell for the hype and purchased a $3,500 M1 Macbook Pro. Will it be good enough for me to leave my custom-built desktop?
I could write an entire book on my experience in the first 24 hours with this laptop, but instead, I'll point you to the video above to get a glimpse of how things are going.
In summary, the laptop itself is the most impressive laptop from a hardware perspective I've ever used. It has the best keyboard, trackpad, speakers, microphone, and monitor I've ever seen on any laptop. The software can be a bit frustrating, but I realize that many of my issues are due to my own ignorance, and with enough time, I can learn how to navigate macOS.
All that being said, the real testing still hasn't begun. Next week I'm receiving over $1,600 in Thunderbolt docks to test this laptop with all of my peripherals. As you probably know, I've had very bad experiences with dongles, adapters, and docks in the past, but I'm keeping an open mind. Stay tuned for detailed testing of this machine over the coming weeks.