Wife is going back to college this fall and I'm doing the computer shopping for her. This is the model/specs I'm getting. Today, buying refurbished with edu discount and counting in the $100 gift card, the oct'13 model comes down to $1270 after tax (CA doesn't have a tax holiday weekend). If I wait for the refresh, it'll be $1,510 after tax. Asked her, she genuinely doesn't care which one I get, or when. She can wait/get by on a 4-year old PC we have. MATLAB will be the main app she needs (for now). Just wondering if the $240 difference is worth it for the latest and greatest in a nice new box, considering we know it won't come with Broadwell. Is there a chance either 8GB RAM or 256GB SSD are standard for the next refresh? Seems way overdue for both. I'm going back and forth from undecided, to kind-of leaning to buy refurbished now. Just wanted to read a few opinions either way. Thanks!