I really like my new M1-based 13″ MacBook Pro. It is rather fast, from AppleTV streaming HD video to running multiple browser tabs in Safari. I personally like the Podcasts app and News app.
It was a good investment. I also got AppleCare+ because I have a couple of rambunctious dogs who run around the house every day. I worry about one of them colliding with my MacBook, which often sits on the coffee table. I close the MacBook whenever I’m not using it and I’m in the other room!