I'm off to Hong Kong in a couple of weeks and want to replace my previous macbook pro (mid 2010 - 15" - 2.4GHz i5 - 320GB - 4GB RAM) that got stolen a couple of weeks ago. I was really happy with the performance I got from my old computer so I'm looking for something similar. The retina display is out of my price range. I've read that the late 2011 models can be found for $330 - $400 cheaper than the list price. Does anybody know if this is true? How much would the 15" base model cost?