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2017 WGN-TV Back to School Kids Fair

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Each passing day in August brings us one day closer to that most bittersweet of late-summer events: the first day of school. For Chicago students, one of  the surest signs that the school year is around the corner is the WGN-TV Back-to-School Kids Fair. Every summer, WGN’s Fair gives Chicago families a little extra help in getting ready to go back to school. Local business are on hand to give out free treats and school supplies, medical professionals offer free health screenings, and Chicago entertainers like The Jesse White Tumblers are on hand for one last hurrah before the homework and early mornings start again. It’s one of our favorite community events of the summer, and we were more than happy to return for the BTS Fair’s 16th year, and hope it helped everybody get a little excited for class to start.

To see more photos and videos, visit WGN’s Back-to-School Kids Fair.

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Win a Back to School Survival Kit!

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

We say it every summer, and every summer it still sneaks up on us. It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to start prepping to go back to school. If you’re going away to college, whether for the first time or as a returning student,  the start of the school year is usually a mixed bag of feelings. The start of a new year holds infinite potential, but adapting to early-morning classes while dealing with noisy roommates and hot, cramped dorm rooms is no fun. So we put together some survival kits to make your transition back to campus a little easier.

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Back to School Cooking Demo with MasterChef Junior’s Addison Osta-Smith!

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Looking to liven up your mealtime routine for the coming school year? Stop by Abt on Wednesday, August 16th, for a cooking demonstration with MasterChef Junior winner Addison Osta-Smith. Addison will be in the BlueStar kitchen—located in the Abt atrium—preparing some of her favorite Back to School meals. There will be plenty of delicious dishes to go around, and you may just find a favorite of your own! All kids in attendance will receive a free gift. Click the image below to RSVP. Hope to see you there!

 

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Make College Move-In Day Easier with Abt2School

Monday, July 25th, 2016

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Calling all college students:

As August anxiously approaches, we are forced to come to terms with the inevitable: summer is coming to a close and that means it’s time to start thinking about (brace yourself) going back to school.

While most companies associate “back to school” with the products, our goal is to shift the focus from product to place. By this we mean, whether you are a returning student or an incoming freshman, there is one task you cannot avoid and that’s the move.

Moving is never easy. It’s time consuming, tiresome, and it takes A LOT of work. So instead of spending hours loading and unloading your dorm or apartment, why not let Abt assist you? Abt would like to make your transition from beach to books a lot easier. Enter our Abt2School sweepstakes today and welcome your Fall ’16 with open arms.

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Josh The Technologist Reviews Back-to-School goodies

Monday, August 26th, 2013

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Our very own, Josh The Technologist Davis stopped by CBS Chicago to go over some excellent back to school ideas.  It’s that time of year for kids to head back to the classrooms and begin learning once again.  Below are the segments where Josh offers some valuable advice on how Abt Electronics can start your school year off right!

 

High-Tech Tools Becoming More Common In The Classroom

Choosing The Best Tablet For Your Kids To Use At School

What Tech Accessories Might Your Kid Need For School?

 

E-Books Making School Life Easier For Many Students

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Dorm Room Must Haves with Abt on Chicago’s WLS

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

This morning, our go-to local news host, Josh Davis, was with Chicago’s WLS Channel 7 showing off some great products to add to a new college student’s dorm room.  Studies have shown that dorm rooms are becoming less basic and are actually incorporating high end electronics.  All the products seen in the video can be purchased directly off abt.com.  Check out this morning’s segment with Josh and WLS!

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Back to School Specials

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Abt has a select line of excellent ideas for new students.  Shop our Back to School section and find great computers, appliances, MP3 players and more.  Be prepared this school year with all the essentials to stay head of the class!

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WGN Kid’s Day Fair!

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Abt made a special appearance at Chicago’s WGN Kid’s Day Fair yesterday morning.  It was a great turn out with over 2,500 kids showing up playing games, taking picture with Benny the Bull and other WGN Channel 9 personalities.

Abt was handing out rulers, pencils, pens, backpacks and  squeezable Abt Truck toys all to help promote excitment for the upcoming school year.  Special thanks to Cari Boyk, Steve Shapiro and Jessica Santa from Abt for their involvement in the event.  I think a few of the Abt Employees may have had a bit more fun that some of the kids from the looks of it…

Steve Shapiro and Benny the Bull

 

 

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Consumer Electronics Sales to Rise for Back to School

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

According to the National Retail Federation,  back-to-school spending on CE and computers is expected to increase 12 percent to nearly $7.2 billion this year.  The industry trade group based its projection on an annual consumer survey, conducted by BIGresearch, showing that families with kids in grades K-12 plan to spend an average of $189.51 on computers, cellphones, MP3 players, tablets and other devices, up from $181.61 last year.

If you have a student heading back to school soon, visit Abt.com or a full line of great back-to-school items beyond just computers.  From alarm clocks, to iPods, to fridges for dorms, we have everything to make the school year a bit easier.

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Which Computer Do You Need For School?

Friday, August 13th, 2010

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It’s that time of year again, summer is winding down and the return of the school year is just around the corner.  All students know to have the essentials ready: a backpack, writing supplies, and books.  But there’s one school supply everyone loves to have: a new computer.  Here at Abt Electronics we have a large supply of laptops, desktops and computer accessories in our Connect store.  To make shopping a bit easier for you, we’ve narrowed down the best of the best.

Laptop: Boasting a 16” TrueBrite HD screen, the Toshiba model A665S6056 is our favorite laptop.  With a Dual-Core processor, this computer allows you to multi-task with ease.  Other features include a web-cam built in the monitor, a CD/DVD reader/burner and an HDMI port for easy connectivity to TVs and monitors. For those eco-conscious students, it’s Energy Star compliant and will adjust settings automatically getting the most out of your power consumption.

Desktop: If you plan on doing most of your work in a dorm or an office, you may want to invest in a desktop computer.  For our selection, we prefer the Hewlett Packard Pavilion Elite HPE210F.  With a powerful 3GZ AMD Phenom quad-core processor, 8 GB of RAM, 1 Terabyte of memory, Blu-ray player and an impressive 512 MB ATI Radeon HD graphics card, you can multi task your work while blasting away aliens or watching your favorite movie.

Software: The most popular computer software is Microsoft Office: Home and Student.  This software has everything a student needs: Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Entourage.  All are important tools for writing documents, keeping spreadsheets and creating presentations.

Accessories: Our salespeople couldn’t come to an agreement on just one favorite accessory, which is why they settled on both the Kenneth Cole laptop bags and any size External Hard Drive.  We carry a wide selection of fashionable Kenneth Cole laptop cases for students to protect their investment.  The external hard drives are also an important accessory when it comes to backing up important documents, projects and even keeping a library of music safe and secure.

For more information on our favorites or, to ask about our entire line of computers and accessories, call us at 888-288-5800.

-Nick E.

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