I'm thinking of ordering a maxed out 27inch iMac the day before the announcement for the new Haswell ones. If this goes to plan I hope I'll be given the choice of which machine I want. I find that once the new ones come out you can only get the old ones on refurb (not available in my country) so I'd like to hedge my bets. Benefits if this works out are I may get the older one at a discount (maybe!), I can get the newer one sooner as I'll be at the front of the queue (probably not) and I can see if they maintain a dedicated graphics card or not. Negative is that if I follow the rumors incorrectly I'll end up with the 2012 machine instead of the 2013 one! Processing power is unlikely to be that much greater than the previous generation, and I will be using Target Disk Mode with a 2013 MBA so internal drive speed won't be a major issue either. I just can't shake the feeling they could drop the dedicated graphics card. Your opinions would be greatly appreciated, thanks.