I got mine about two weeks ago after some similar mulling and I can say without a doubt it was worth the purchase. If you are really going to push the limits of this tablet with your usage then perhaps quad core is worth the wait but if not buy this and don't look back. I am only upset I wasted about a month before i just went and bought it. Also, my brother and dad have the new Ipad (3?) and i still prefer my samsung, if not mostly I prefer android to apple's os.