Right now I'm at home and whenever I find myself at home I'm usually tied to my Macbook. I lug this Macbook everywhere. I'll browse and waste time on the web, listen to music in iTunes, read some PDF files of mine, and watch movies from my movies folder. Essentially I believe everything the iPod Touch can do. When I'm not at home I'm usually at school and on campus. I have a shuffle so music is okay, but aside from not having all my music on the go, I really hate that I don't know what song is next and with newer songs, what the name of the song is playing. My Question To You: If you have an iPod Touch, has this gotten you to close the lid on the Macbook and live life away from the computer screen? Reading email and surfing the web from time to time on campus seems like a benefit, but the main benefit in my eyes would be to have the ability to read my PDF files and movies anywhere, even at home...moving around, not laying down lethargically with a computer on my lap. The bottom line is, I'd like to be able to close the computer and yet still do what I need to do online since it can feel that holding a laptop everywhere is not neccessary. As you can see I'm having trouble deciding if the touch is right for me...I'm considering purchasing one...If i do it'll be the 1st gen since I don't really see the new ones as a necessary upgrade.