From Parker Ortolani's "I wasn’t planning to buy a MacBook Pro, but today’s event exceeded my wildest expectations" posted Monday on 9to5Mac:
We had known that Apple was working on an all-new MacBook Pro based on Apple Silicon for quite a long time. I hadn’t been particularly interested in the rumored machine because of the tremendously good M1 Macs that the company has been spinning out for about a year now. The new iMac is an incredible machine that’s matched by a gorgeous design. Even the first M1 machines introduced last November are still very good and very fast computers. So I had no intention of buying a MacBook Pro today.
Now if you know me, you’re probably thinking “this was inevitable” or “of course he was going to buy one.” But I didn’t expect Apple to come out swinging today the way that they did. The new MacBook Pros exceeded my wildest expectations. Just about every single thing in them is brand new. It’s in an entirely different class compared to even the M1 Macs. But my reason for upgrading has nothing to do with Apple Silicon or the new M1 Pro and Max chipsets. It’s all about the other things.
If Apple had just introduced MacBook Pros with a similar design, slightly bigger displays, and a better chip, I wouldn’t have even considered upgrading. But the new MacBook Pros are new in every single possible way.
My take: Me too. Ordered the 14-inch base model a couple hours after Monday's keynote (delivery due Oct. 26-Nov. 2). They had me at MagSafe.