I know this type of thread has been made a billion times, But I'm having alot of trouble deciding what type of macbook to get and im currently looking for advice on what macbook to get, this would be my first Macbook and i'd like to keep for 3-5 years. My criteria is -Decent Battery Life (my labtop battery - A good amount of storage ( Don't really like external storage), currently my estimated storage is 91 GB, it will probably be more depending on what happens. Currently apple has a refurb macbook retina from last year with 128GB SSD 1099. - What amount of RAM should i get. - I don't bother with Photo editing or video editing and any of that stuff. - I'm open to refurbished units but only from Apple online. - Decent display, but as long as its 720p I'm good. - *Can Handle the Sims 3. - Will be getting Applecare, would like to have it cost max $1500. As for the Macbooks without an optical drive is their a way to play the sims 3 legally.