I am currently looking to buy a "new" Macbook pro 15", because the very new model doesn't have USB3 and an SD-card reader, (witch i use a lot) i would go for the previous model. the only thing i don't know is witch processor to take, 2.5 or 2.8 quatcore? i like to buy a laptop for the next 7-8 years. my previous MacBook Pro is mid 2010. and it is running still fine. what experience do you guys have?