I must confess that I had low expectation from apple's chip last year, so I bought a macbook pro (september 2020) not long before m1 laptop release, I'm mostly ok with the "pro", my biggest issue is the overheating when I do nothing more than watching youtube.
Then m1 laptop got released in november, the performance goes through the roof. I couldn't resist anymore, so I bought the base model macbook air m1 to replace the "pro", today it's finally delivered.
I followed my note here: setup new macos, it went so well, I was shocked intel based applications just worked out of box. I expected more issues with homebrew, but not really, only major change is updating path, running
/opt/homebrew/bin/brew shellenv shows what you need to do. All packages I need have precompiled binaries, not even need to compile them.
I only use a few must-have gui applications, and they all work really well:
Some noticeable pros:
Issues I have so far:
I hope next macbook could be even more amazing.