Well, I'm planning to go to New York City. I am torn between buying a netbook or a GPS. Here are the pros and the cons for me. I already have a desktop and a large laptop. The laptop I have was given to me; it does everything I need it to do, but it's big. Hence, I don't use it at home, and primarily use the desktop. If I get the GPS, I'm thinking to get the Garmin GPSMAP 60CSX, which I can get off Amazon for around $240 new. While in NYC, I hope it'll help me keep tabs on places I want to go. I plan on using the subway, so I don't know how useful the GPS will be. On the other hand, if I get the netbook, since it is small enough, maybe I would use while in bed. Also, I have the added advantage of having a small, portable computer for trips. For the GPS, the 60CSX is obsolete, but it was a great GPS. It probably has more features than I could use. I could have a device that I could use on hikes (rarely hike, but it's a possibility), and could use it on future trips where we might walk a lot (Europe). One other possibility is that I maybe able to use the Garmin as my car's GPS to navigate as well. I'm kinda on the fence here. This is one of those times where get both don't apply. Thanks for the responses.