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. 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.