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Apple shares spiked when Steve Jobs announced the price of the iPad: only $499 for the 16-gigabyte model, much less than the $700-$800 that Apple-watchers had anticipated. The 32 GB is $599, and the 64 GB is $699.

But those prices are for iPads with wireless Internet access only. If you want connectivity over the 3G cell phone Internet network, you'll have to add $130 to each iPad price, as well as the cost of a data plan (more on that later).

So for the most complete iPad experience, you'll need to shell out $830 for the device plus the monthly cost of 3G access. For that kind of cash, you could buy a full-fledged computer.

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Last updated April 02 2010: 7:02 AM ET
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