I have been hesitating on making an order on a new iMac, as I want to buy refurb, because the discount is so much more than the education discount, and the product quality to dollar spent ratio is a lot more satisfying. Right now, the only iMac I would purchase is the: Refurbished iMac 27-inch 2.93GHz Intel Quad-Core i7 processor Originally released July 2010 27-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display 4GB memory 1TB hard drive 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) ATI Radeon HD 5750 graphics with 1GB memory Built-in iSight camera $1,569 However, the new i7 Sandy Bridge is more favourable to me. There are currently two refurb'd iMacs on the list that are current-gen, but the i7 is still over $1,800. I assume that once the new Ivy Bridge CPU's come out, the Sandy's will be lowered again on the refurb list? Think we will see the 3.4 GHz dip below $1,600? If so, anyone have a good guesstimate of when that would happen? I would guess there is a trend to the refurb list, as with most other things Apple. So I was hoping someone knew the trend.