Now that we know the new Broaswell chips will be delayed well into 2015, should I just bite the bullet now, or wait till the fall in hopes of a refresh? Positives of waiting Newest machine Will likely have higher resale value being a year newer May see a price decrease specboost perhaps the baseline model will come with more Ram or bigger SSD. Cons of waiting Waiting Not being able to take advantage of the Student Deal 8 months into the cycle, most bugs should be worked out. What would you do in my position? If the new processors were coming out this year it would be a no brainer.