So, I will finally be able to afford a BTO 2.3GHz quad i7, w/ 8GB of RAM, 750GB HDD and a hi-res 15 inch screen in Late October. (I can get a student discount), now up until now, I thought to wait until the 2012 re-fresh, but now I am deciding I might want to get the 2011 model. I do have a mid-2009 13 inch base with 4GB of Ram and a 500GB HDD, but it is getting slow to do FCPX and CS5 with (while running multiple tabs in safari). I also do some gaming and would love to run portal 2 in full settings. Will the 2012 edition do all of this better and faster? Will it be worth waiting 3-4 months for the next version with ivy bridge?