I must agree that the MacBook Air is a marvel. As a previous owner of a 2020 MacBook Pro (highly spec'd), this machine performs as well, or close, in many situations I've put it through. And at a fraction of the cost! I opted for the 16GB//512GB model just because between software development tools and Final Cut Pro, I tend to use a lot of space, and a lot of RAM! During software development, I'll often have multiple Docker containers running, many tools, browser tabs, etc... 8GB wouldn't have quite done it for me, but the 16GB model holds up really well!