I will be going off to college in August and the college that I am going to heavily favors Apple products over Windows. They even give their incoming freshman one of the latest model iPads (16gb). This will be my first ever Apple computer. I intend to have it for a very long time. I am trying to decide whether I should buy the top spec 15" Macbook Pro retina (1tb SSD, 16gb Ram, upgraded CPU) now and get used to it for school. Or if I should wait until the holiday season when the new Macbook is supposedly coming out and buy it near the end of the first semester. I am planning to spend around $3500 for this purchase. So what do you think, buy the late 2013 rMBP or wait for the new 2014 version? Apple CEO stated they will be ready for the holiday season, but its a stretch to be here for the back to school season.