Hey Guys! I value all of your opinions. The feedback you guys gave me helped me pick out my new iPhone. I am trying to decide on my first MacBook. This will be for personal use. I usually just surf the web, write documents, and watch movies and edit pictures I take. I do have an external hard drive to store files, pictures, and videos. MacBook Air versus MacBook Pro with Retina display. Does the retina display really matter? I am also trying to decide between the 256 gig and 520 gig hard drive I am looking at buying a refurbished MacBook because I see that they are as reliable as a new one. Do I really need AppleCare? I know you guys will have tons of opinions, but please consider my needs in this purchase and use this to help me out and do not put me in your shoes and say what you would get. Help me out by saying what is the best option for my situation. Thank you!