I'm in the market for a new 15" MBP....I can either get Refurb for £2,069 Originally released February 2013 2.8GHz quad core Intel i7 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM 768GB Flash Storage NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory or Brand New for £2,199 2.3GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM 512GB PCIe-based Flash Storage Intel Iris Pro Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M with 2GB GDDR5 memory Obviously, the newer machine has a Haswell chip, but I believe that is primarily a improvement on battery life....rather than raw processor power. Is that correct? That aside, I'm thinking the refurb is the better option...but then, isn't the graphics card a better spec in the new model? Oh, decisions decisions...... Essentially both are somewhat overkill for my needs......but this will need to last me 4 or 5 years, so I want to get the best spec now. Of everything I do, some light photo/video editing is the most taxing...although I would like to create a VM area for Windows, rather than use Boot Camp as I do (did) with my recently dead 2008 machine. Any thought on which is the better machine?