Hiya, Well, my Late 2008 MBP 15 is just not coping with the my business tasks anymore and it needs updating. I use a desktop PC mainly but need a portable solution too and my MBP has served me well since early 2009 but struggling a bit now. I wanted to wait until October for a new all-singing-and-dancing MBP 15 with Retina and Haswell but I'm now off on a business trip overseas for 2 weeks, leaving this Sunday, and my laptop is failing. Sooooo, I need to get a new one urgently and that means...the current model. Given that the Late 2013 model updates are pure speculation at this time apart from the expected Haswell, just how much of a performance leap is it really expected to be? I'm not concerned with battery life as it will be on mains most of the time, just speed. My work stuff will run fantastically for the next couple of years or more on a 2.7 i7 with 16GB memory and if I can play Diablo 3 on the 650M with a decent FPS and resolution when bored between Meetings then it should be just fine. I do photography as a hobby so the Retina screen is a plus I want and so, had the Late 2013 model not been expected, I would probably have bought the current model already. I live in the UK so the price is £2299 - no discounts there it seems. So can anyone with the current model re-assure me that it is still a great performer? I guess I'm being silly as it must be a decent leap over my 2008 model anyway!