Hi, Currently I have a Macbook Air 11' mid-2013 model (i5 1.3Ghz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, HD5000 1024MB). I was a gamer and had a Windows desktop but ever since I switched I really like using OS X. However I still like to play a few games here and there. The games I play are games like Counter-Strike Global Offensive, Dota 2, StarCraft 2. They are not too graphic intensive however they don't run that smoothly on my Macbook Air for some reason. Currently I am running them on OS X (No parallels or bootcamp) through OS X versions. I've only had the Macbook Air for a few months (Since August 2013) and I've been thinking of upgrading this will not satisfy me in terms of gaming. I have taken a look at the mid range Macbook Pro Retina 13' (i5 2.4Ghz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Intel Iris (5100)). Looked at a few videos online and it seems like the Intel Iris has quite the punch. This seems quite attractive to me right now however I have 2 questions that I want to ask on this forum to have a better understanding: 1. Is the difference between HD5000 vs Intel Iris (5100) really that big? A lot of the reviews I've found online about the Intel Iris, compares with the HD4000 instead. 2. If I were to buy the MBP, should I wait a bit (After February) just incase Apple releases a newer model? If you can provide your answer to those 2 questions it would be fantastic! Otherwise I am still interested in your opinion on my current situation. I am new to the Apple Macbook world so I am not familiar with the release dates of Macbooks etc. I have done some research however it seems that they release either in February, June or October however sometimes they skip so I am not too sure when the next release will be.