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I'll probably go with a refurbished 15 inch Macbook Pro retina!
Saving 600 gaining a dedicated GPU.
Downside is lower battery life but I'm seeing my Friends' 15" Retina 2012 base models's hitting 4-5 hours with medium 2D Adobe Suite and a bunch of Safari. Considering you have a 1800p IPS and a full mobile i7 that to me is still pretty good trade off.
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I'll probably go with a refurbished 15 inch Macbook Pro retina!
Saving 600 gaining a dedicated GPU.
Downside is lower battery life but I'm seeing my Friends' 15" Retina 2012 base models's hitting 4-5 hours with medium 2D Adobe Suite and a bunch of Safari. Considering you have a 1800p IPS and a full mobile i7 that to me is still pretty good trade off.

The only reason I am still hesitant is because the Intel does everything I need it to do. However, the last Gen models are cheaper but have higher hear and lower battery life :-/ which is something of a concern for me...

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The only reason I am still hesitant is because the Intel does everything I need it to do. However, the last Gen models are cheaper but have higher hear and lower battery life :-/ which is something of a concern for me...

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Actually, Haswell Bridge, I believe is more power efficient, much cooler and perform better than Ivy Bridge.
Sure, both of them will do what you need it for.

As for benchmark difference between Haswell and Ivy bridge. They are pretty close and no clear winner.
http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-4750HQ-vs-Intel-Core-i7-3635QM

Again, you have time.

How much are going to spend it?
     
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The only reason I am still hesitant is because the Intel does everything I need it to do. However, the last Gen models are cheaper but have higher hear and lower battery life :-/ which is something of a concern for me...

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Performance is almost exactly the same. The iris pro 5200 is not as fast as the Nvidia 650m gpu so that's a pretty big upgrade. Heat is not a big deal; only under load does it matter and both still get mildly hot under load. As for battery life, Haswell only offers battery life if you are browsing or taking notes. Under even mild load, battery life reaches parity.

I say go for last generation if you can save a lot of money. The performance is the same and the battery life only a little better. If you needed all-day battery life, a MBA would suit you much more.
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The only reason I am still hesitant is because the Intel does everything I need it to do. However, the last Gen models are cheaper but have higher hear and lower battery life :-/ which is something of a concern for me...

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Actually, Haswell Bridge, I believe is more power efficient, much cooler and perform better than Ivy Bridge.
Sure, both of them will do what you need it for.

As for benchmark difference between Haswell and Ivy bridge. They are pretty close and no clear winner.
http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-4750HQ-vs-Intel-Core-i7-3635QM

Again, you have time.

How much are going to spend it?

Haha, that's what I meant! My sentences were too ambiguous :-P

I would be paying 1800 total for a refurbished base model fall 2013 15 inch retina Macbook Pro, and 1500 for the last generation 15 inch with dedicated graphics.

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Haha, that's what I meant! My sentences were too ambiguous :-P

I would be paying 1800 total for a refurbished base model fall 2013 15 inch retina Macbook Pro, and 1500 for the last generation 15 inch with dedicated graphics.

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Haha, that's what I meant! My sentences were too ambiguous :-P

I would be paying 1800 total for a refurbished base model fall 2013 15 inch retina Macbook Pro, and 1500 for the last generation 15 inch with dedicated graphics.

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Say, won't there be a new Macbook Pro on Fall 2014? I mean, you know Apple, they'll release their products every year, so I think it might drop the Ivy Bridge and Haswell MBPr price down.
I don't have any evidence to confirm it, sorry.
     
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There might be, but I don't know if broadwell cpu will be out by then. If it is, that's what the release will be. Of it isn't, Apple may just release updated haswell refreshes or not release anything at all and just wait for the spring to release a new line. Either way the prices won't drop below current refurbished prices, so buying a refurbished MacBook would still be cost effective.

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There might be, but I don't know if broadwell cpu will be out by then. If it is, that's what the release will be. Of it isn't, Apple may just release updated haswell refreshes or not release anything at all and just wait for the spring to release a new line. Either way the prices won't drop below current refurbished prices, so buying a refurbished MacBook would still be cost effective.

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Doesn't Amazon allows you to check up on Back to school Deals early or something like that? I doubt the price are the actual price, but I think it might gave you an idea.

http://www.amazon.com/Back-to-School-Supplies/b/ref=events_shellStpat2013_BTS?ie=UTF8&node=1065840&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=left-2&pf_rd_r=0FV06W8RTB5JYM3052ZG&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1632879522&pf_rd_i=6361262011
     
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Found this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121286003735?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I'll see how much the guy is willing to sell for; the only problem with ebay is that almost all the computers are scratched up and in worse condition than I would ever, ever do to my computer :/

If this doesn't work out, I have 2-3 more lined up, and if not those, I'll just get a refurb 15'' iris pro graphics laptop from the apple refurb store.
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Found this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/121286003735?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I'll see how much the guy is willing to sell for; the only problem with ebay is that almost all the computers are scratched up and in worse condition than I would ever, ever do to my computer :/

If this doesn't work out, I have 2-3 more lined up, and if not those, I'll just get a refurb 15'' iris pro graphics laptop from the apple refurb store.

Just go for Apple Refurbish Store. You have better protection there. If you don't like it, then you can return it back.

Not to mention, you have a warranty. Beside buying MBPr from eBay is risky, and you have to consider if the seller is legit or not.
     
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