I have been secretly and quietly hoping that this would launch either in December or January. Through the Intel Retail Edge program I was hoping to pick up their entry-level SNB-E and mobo for dirt cheap... but it's not a huge concern of mine as my present rig is already more than what I need. Worst case scenerio I'll just do some major upgrades to my present rig to help it last a bit longer. Already been sporting it for nearly two years now, only upgrades being 2GB more RAM, the video card, and my SSDs. What's a bit longer?