We’ve heard a lot about Apple bringing printing capabilities to the iPad and iPhone lineup, but for the first time we are hearing from HP just how much the printers are going to cost.

First, we should point out that you will be able to use other printers that have been shared on the network. If you’re already able to print across multiple computers in your home, you should be able to take advantage of the AirPrint technologies. But, if you can’t, and your printer isn’t networked in any way, shape, or form, you’re going to be out of luck unless you either take some time and invest it in setting up a printer on the network, or if you go out and buy an AirPrint-friendly printer.

How much do those fancy new printers from HP cost? Currently the cheapest model seems to be $249, and the most expensive one tops out at $499, but we have a hard time seeing that being the norm for much longer. As the technology gets included in more and more devices, we’ll surely see AirPrint compatible devices drop in price to something more wallet-friendly.

We’re not sure how easy it’s going to be to setup. I haven’t printed anything in over a year, but the next time I’m on a network with a shared printer, I’ll be sure to pass along the information. Or better yet, if you’re lucky enough to have iOS 4.2 on your iPad already, and a networked printer nearby, let us know how the experience has been for you in the comments.

A lot of people are dying to know how it all works.

Article via CNET

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