I'm thinking about buying a 5k iMac this month. I've been planning on buying a new laptop and desktop over the next year. I just bought a 1.1 rMB, because it's really the more useful device for me and I **LOVE** the form factor of the rMB. But it is quite laggy and I think I'll be much happier with a Skylake version next spring, so I'm considering returning it. That said, I need a machine (one or the other) immediately, which means getting the desktop. I know Skylake will be more important for MacBooks than iMacs, but it does concern me some that the processor is two years old at this point. I don't mind replacing laptops every 3 or 4 years, but I want a desktop to last for five for sure. Am I going to regret getting that Haswell processor? I'm not an intensive user. I might get into more audio work at some point, but for the most part it's a machine to be used for writing and media. I have to make a call on this shortly so that I'm still in my return window for the rMB. I also don't really want to buy the iMac new, I'd rather save the bucks on the desktop by buying it refurbished, which means if I wait for Skylake I'll be waiting until January. To me it seems I have a couple options: 1) Upgrade to a 1.3 rMB and hope this solves my lag issues, and buy the Skylake 5K iMac refurbished in January. I'm not thrilled about this, because I think regardless it's probably a mistake to be stuck with a gen 1 product for too long and I don't want to buy a maxed out model and then lose a bunch of money reselling it. 2) Endure the lag on the 1.1 rMB (it's not like the machine is unusable by any means), buy the refurb Skylake iMac in January and sell my rMB and buy a refurb Skylake rMB next summer. I bought my rMB with a Best Buy 10% coupon, so between that and the refurb price on the Skylake machine, I probably shouldn't lose much money. I'll just have to deal with this lag. This also gives me a fully up to date retina iMac. 3) Get the refurb Haswell 5K iMac now and the new Skylake rMB next year. This is the simplest option, the cheapest option and the option that involves no reselling). It does, however, leave me with a 2 year old processor in my iMac and no laptop for 8 months (though I do have an iPad Air 2 with keyboard so it's not like I have no portable device). Thoughts?