“For $499 you can get Apple’s iPad, a power adapter, a cable for connecting to a computer and not much else — other than an overwhelming urge to spend at least $200 more,” Jessica Mintz reports for The Associated Press. “The advertised price for the least expensive iPad might help entice more than just the well-to-do geek elite, but the cost of owning one usually turns out to be higher.”
“To protect this sparkling gem of a gadget, you might pick out a $39 neoprene cover,” Mintz reports. “If you want to use the iPad more like a laptop and type on keys rather than a touch screen, you’ll need a $69 keyboard dock.”
Mintz reports, “The iPad comes with basic applications, including a Web browser, e-mail program, YouTube video player and a mapping program, but you’re likely to want other apps that cost a few bucks each, plus songs, videos and e-books.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Jessica obviously had to hit a deadline.