Hello, I've been lurking in this forum for a little while now, and have decided it's time to ask for some much-needed advice. My iMac 17" Power PC broke back in March, and I have been almost 5 months without a computer of my own, so I am going a little crazy. I have decided to go freelance with my illustration work, so I really need a new iMac to help me out. Last Wednesday, after much deliberation I finally bit the bullet and ordered a 27" i5 quad core iMac. I decided that this would be the best option for me, as I want to be able to use Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Final Cut, etc and generally be a multitasking superstar. I was getting the impression that the update wasn't going to come until October, and I was fed up of being disappointed every Tuesday when my hopes of a refresh were regularly dashed. I got about 12% off with my boyfriend's higher education discount and also the iPod and printer rebate, so in the end I saved quite a bit of money. I was gutted (yet excited, how's that for self-punishment) when I saw the recent post about an "imminent" refresh, and subsequently I'm having a tough time deciding what to do. UPS tried to deliver on Friday - but I'm planning on putting them off until Thursday. My reasoning is that if an update happens in the next 2 weeks, if the product hasn't been delivered until Thursday, I will have until Thursday 12th August to return it (14 days). I thought that if the update does happen in August, it will most likely be on the 10th, as this follows the previous pattern for other updates in the last few months. That should then give me a safe window of 2 days to arrange a return. What do other people think? I know that nobody really knows when this refresh is going to happen, or if it's even going to be worth the wait. I read in the t&cs and apparently you have 14 days from the date of delivery to return an iMac. Do you know if this is from the date of first attempted delivery, or from the date the products physically enter your posession? Also, if I open it, will I have to pay the restocking fee or is this a US thing? When I bought it from Apple over the phone the guy said I could open it and try it out, and if I didn't like it I can still return it, he didn't mention any restocking fee. I was so relieved and happy when I placed the order, because I thought finally I'll be able to get some work done. But now I'm having serious buyers remorse, I will be absolutely gutted if the iMac is refreshed straight after I buy it. The same thing has happened with iPod refreshes in the past, and having a September birthday I am all too aware of Apple's famous policy of updating something the moment my poor parents buy it for me as a present. I've not had a new computer since 2004(!), and I really want to get the best available. All this talk of yellow screen, flickering, cds getting scratched, backlight bleed.. well, it puts me off a bit. I would also love an anti-glare option, and I would be first in line if the 21.5" were to become a quad core, as the 27" is a little big for my tastes. I bought the 27" as that's the only option for quad core at the moment, and from what I gather it will really help rendering time in the animation programmes I want to use. I'm not much of a techie, but from reading the forums it seems I would be better off with this option. What do you guys think? Should I just open the box and be happy with what I've got? Or should I keep it boxed up and wait til next Tuesday, or the one after to see if there's a refresh? And what happens if there has not been an update by the 10th.. can you imagine the sickening feeling of opening it and getting it set up, only to find the update falls a week later on the 17th!? Or maybe I'm getting a little too obsessed with this alleged update.. it's not the end of the world. Who am I kidding, I'd probably cry a little. The only computers I have access to at the moment are library computers around London (mainly PC), and my flatmate's broken Acer laptop which shuts down every 20mins without fail. I'm getting very frustrated (can't believe I've lasted since March). It would be such a shame to wait so long only to find that a brand new, shiny (or anti-glare!) iMac comes out in the next few weeks. I guess after all that waffle, my main question is: what would you do in my position? Any advice would be much appreciated, thanks in advance for any replies.