I purchased the base model cMBP 13" today for my wife. I know the Intel Haswell processor refresh is coming in the fall but I wouldn't be surprised if just the retina line is updated and the cMBP stays as is or goes away all together. She is a teacher and at $999, I couldn't pass up the new $200 discount for education on these models. I considered the i7 at $1299 but decided to put the $300 in my own upgrades instead. For her use I doubt the i5 vs i7 would even be noticeable anyway. Going to put 16 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD in it myself next week. Will be a great notebook with those two upgrades.