Alright. Its almost the end of the fall semester, which means I get a big gap before spring semester. In that time, Im going to be selling my 2011 15'' mbp, and Im going to take the leap, and get a newer 15'' 2013 model off ebay. I have been doing my research and found out what models are in my budget, and what I can get the best out of my money. (A strict $1800 budget) I have 2 choices narrowed down: MBP Early 2013, which is the Intel Core i7 at 2.7ghz, 1gb graphics OR MBP Late 2013, with the Intel Core i7 at 2.3ghz, and 2gb graphics. I have a dilemma. I need to know which one can give me the best run for my money. I haven't tired the Intel Iris pro which is in the Late 2013 model. Now I know that 2gb of graphics is better, but having that 2.7ghz in the Early model might give me the extra boost that the Late model couldn't. I know that Late model has the "Hashwell" processor, and I hear that its better than the "Ivy Bridge" If anyone has tried both, PLEASE let me know which is better. I need it for video/photo editing, so Im slightly leaning towards the late model. Cheers!