I have been waiting to upgrade my 2005 iMac and wanted to see what the new rMBP had to offer. I will be buying the loaded option 1tb 16 gig RAM etc or the 768k 16 gig RAM ivy bridge. Trying to decide whether the Haswell is worth the extra $500 or so $$ The refurb store has this: Refurbished 15.4-inch MacBook Pro 2.7GHz Quad-core Intel i7 with Retina Display Originally released June 2012 15.4-inch (diagonal) Retina display; 2880-by-1800 resolution at 220 pixels per inch 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM 768GB Flash Storage 720p FaceTime HD Camera NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory for $2399 which is a decent saving over a similarly equipped Haswell. Obviously I lose 256gig of storage and faster wifi and graphic and processor, but for what I do it will most likely be plenty fast enough still. I want to future proof as much as I can as I will hold onto this computer for a long time, so the lack of TB2 could be an issue, except I am not familiar with limitations so any input is appreciated.