I have a 2017 12" Macbook, 512gb ssd, 16gb ram, i7. Recently, Apple released the iPad Mini 6, and it is much more popular than I think Apple thought it would be. If they made an M1 laptop the same size as the MacBook, there would probably be enormous demand. As it is, the biggest issue with the MacBook for me is the keyboard, but the size and weight are ideal for traveling and for carrying around. I also have an M1 MacBook Air, which is obviously a good machine, but it's notably bigger than the MacBook and isn't as good for using as a portable and taking it around. Also, esthetically there is something very appealing about the MacBook vs. the other Apple laptops. The MacBook is a work of art.