im in the same boat as many of you. I had cash in hand waiting for the Haswell update to the 15" rMBP after a friend stepped on the screen of my workhorse of a Mac, my trusty and reliable Macbook Core2Duo from 2009. So I've really been wanting to have, and now in fact NEED a new computer... so this is a very fristrating wait for someone who only gets one computer every 3 years. So my solution is to "rent" computers from the Apple Store until the new rMBPs are released. Taking advantage of their 14-day return policy on all models, it will give me the oppertunity to also try out different specs until I find the perfect balance of size vs power. what do you guys think of this plan? Can you also buy apple refurbs from the apple store online and then return them in a physical store in the same 14-day return window? there's nothing that says you can't. Maybe this isn't the most convenient option, but I need a new computer now, and don't feel like buying a one year old computer when a new model will be out in the undetermined near-future. so first up in my first week of Apple Store rentals is the brand new Macbook Air 13". I needed one asap so opted for in-store pickup and was limited to the 13" with 4GB of ram and 256GB ssd. Initial reports I have is that the computer is very fast, very cool, and the battery life is just crazy. I used it for four hours on full brightness and it went down 8%. The build is great, the keyboard feels nice, but the screen is a big letdown in comparison to my iPad 4. Got the new Airport Extreme AC router to play with as well and so far haven't been able to get it to connect anywhere close to the theoretical max, but have to do some more tests. its an awesome router and I love that it finally has a fan. Gonna install Windows 8 and look at it some more. which computer should I get after the 14 days are up? and do you all think im crazy?