Whether you’re a die-hard tech aficionado or you just dabble with the occasional electronic device, you’ve no doubt heard the news that Apple is launching their version of a tablet computer in the form of the iPad. It’s got a high-resolution 9.7″ LED backlit display, touch screen interface, and built-in 802.11n and 3G wireless connectivity, all in a package that’s only 1.5 lbs and 0.5″ thick. You can browse the web, manage your email, view photos and videos, and perform many of the other functions you’re currently carrying out with your Mac. But here’s the best part: starting today, you no longer have to read about the Apple iPad – pre-orders are officially live, meaning you can be one of the first to have your hands on when it launches next month. Pricing starts at $499 for the 16-gig iPad up to $829 for the 64-gig 3G enabled model. To grab one for yourself, head over to the Apple Store and have at it.