Apple iPad Reactions: Love, Disappointment and Dismissal

The early response to the Apple's (AAPL) new iPad tablet computer was decidedly mixed around the Web on Wednesday, with Apple-watchers both panning and praising the device's introduction -- and its name.

After opening at $206.85, Apple shares got pushed down as low as $199.53 during the iPad's introduction, but they later bounced back to close at $208.88. Many analysts had expected a base price for the iPad of no less than $1,000, but at least one portfolio manager was pleased to see models starting at $500 instead.