The Apple iPad and Its Rivals

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Apple iPad

Apple is touting its new iPad as "a magical and revolutionary product" and while the early reviews haven't gone quite that far, most of them have been favorable. Our developers, who got a sneak peak call it "smaller than your would expect" and "cute." On the plus side, many content companies are feverishly preparing iPad apps, which adds to the value proposition.

Cost: Starts at $499 and runs as high as $829 for 64 GBs, Wi-Fi, and 3G network capatability.