That's a nice promo now and I can see taking ir or going for the latest depending on your use and interests. I'm a sucker for the Apple brand leather cases and works best over time. I've set up a few 8 now and reconfirmed I like the feel of matte anodized AL more than the glass back. It gets said a lot but how people use these things and their work makes a big difference. Not toys for the work I do but I've reconsidered their being silly when I also see my wife's last fall 7 Plus purchase resulted in her never replacing her dead laptop.