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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

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!

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!

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

 

 

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.

Which Computer Do You Need For School?

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Back To School At Abt

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.

Kids Take Over at Abt!

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Once again, it’s time for kids to rule the day at Abt Electonics. Sunday, August 23, 2009 from 12-4 pm is Abt’s 6th Kid’s Day event, and we know it will be more fun than ever!

Back to School is the theme for this Kids Day event. The Glenview Library will be on site to register kids, from the Glenview area, for library cards. There will be library information on-hand for non-Glenview residents as well. There will be a reading corner and kids will be able to participate in a fun craft project too. Kids will get cool school supplies to get them geared up for school for the start of school.

Along with school supplies and a fun craft project, there will be treats too. In our world famous “cookie” kitchen we will not only have yummy chocolate chip cookies, but we will have healthy lunch box snacks too! Sunday, be sure to stop by for some bugs on a log, sticks and stones, and some schools of fish.

Abt loves to kids of all ages, Sunday, August 23 make sure you stop by for all the back to school fun that you can handle! -Kelly B.

Abt’s Back to School Products are Head of Their Class

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Abt found the coolest products to get any student ready for the school year.

The Garmin Nuvi 205 GPS will get you back to school—without too many detours. It’s great for college because of its anti-theft feature, battery life, and touch-screen capabilities.

“Computer sales are up in the store right now because they are becoming more affordable and students need them for college. Now is the perfect time to buy a laptop,” according to Winnie in the Sony Store.

A new laptop is a fun way to start a school year. Abt carries a variety of portable computers ranging from Apple to Sony. Perfect for a college student, the Asus laptop is affordable and comes preconfigured with the Windows operating system—ready to go right out of the box! We also carry stylish and functional laptop bags. When I asked David, from small electronics, what is the most popular back to school electronic, he responded, “Laptops. Macs and Sonys. We have the absolute essentials for back to school college students, like laptops, mini-fridges, and small electronics. I just quoted a price on a Sony laptop for a first-time student going to Dayton.”

Abt put some thought into making college eating healthier. We found some small appliances for dorms and apartments that will make cooking easy—even for a busy college student. Cuisinart makes a line of easy-to-use appliances like egg cookers, sandwich makers, and slow cookers that will keep any student well-fed. Looking for a healthy option? The Breville HealthSmart Food Steamer is a must buy. Waring makes a professional waffle maker—a personal favorite. Don’t forget to check out an Avanti, under the counter refrigerator—a perfect place to chill leftovers so they don’t end up looking like a science experiment.

A messy dorm is easy to find on any campus. Electrolux makes a 2-In-1 lightweight upright vacuum, perfect for a dorm or apartment. Having an easy-to-use vacuum around should be the motivation needed to keep any study space clean. Did you know that GE made a portable dishwasher?

College isn’t all about class, studying, and eating. Check out the LG 32″ LCD flat panel HDTV, the Nintendo Wii, and the Samsung 5.1-channel home theater system.

Capturing college memories is a must! Canon Power shot is a great camera, small enough for pockets and most purses—definitely backpacks.

Abt is the first place students (or their parents) need to stop before heading back to school. Preparation is the key to success and we will take care of all a students needs. To see all the great back to school gadgets, click here. – Kelly B.

Abt's Making News at the WGN Back to School Kids Fair

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

It wasn’t a typical day at the WGN studios, in Chicago, on Friday. Rather, it was all fun and games for the Back to School Kids Fair. Abt’s own, Josh Davis, was in attendance to join in on the fun and showcase the Wii Sports Resort on one of our beautiful Sony TVs. He had a blast with all of the kids showing them all of the great back to school electronics that we were invited to bring to the fair. It wasn’t just Josh that got excited about the Abt tent at the fair, all of the students were excited to have to the chance to have hands-on time to play and experiment with all of the great electronics and gadgets that Abt was invited to exhibit. Josh also handed out Abt Electronics stress balls for those long nights filled with endless studying and homework. I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off the school year than to hang out with a bunch of great kids and play with a bunch of fun electronics—what a great way to end the summer! -Kelly B.