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Rejoice! Microsoft Office to iPad on November 10th!

One of the most popular questions posed when I was on the sales floor was “does it have Microsoft Office?” referring to the iPad of course. I always had to tell them no but they could find similar replacements yet, customers were never satisfied because they wanted their Office! I have good news – a report from The Daily today says that we will see Microsoft launch Office for the iPad on…

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Apple iPad 2 Price Drop

Abt has just reduced pricing for its line iPad 2’s.  Since Apple is planning a “big announcement” on March 7th, it will most likely be about their upcoming iPad 3.  If you have always wanted an iPad, but don’t want to wait for the newer, more expensive iteration on March 7th, then get an iPad 2 from Abt at a great price. If you’ve recently bought an iPad2 but regret doing so…

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“Know Your Neighbors” and Win Prizes from Abt Electronics

Join the week-long contest sponsored by Windy City Live and Abt Electronics and win great prizes!  To enter, fill out the necessary Windy City LIVE “Know Your Neighbors” entry form.  Each day a Metro Chicago neighborhood/city/suburb/town will be randomly selected to be Windy City LIVE’s NEIGHBOR FOR THE DAY. Once the NEIGHBOR OF THE DAY is selected, we’ll ask viewers to share facts about it. We’ll reveal some of those facts on…

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Apple Plans to Make School Textbooks Available on iPad

Apple is looking to make school a bit easier for students by providing iPad users with accessibility to school/university textbooks.  Apple has been working with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Pearson PLC and McGraw-Hill – publishers responsible for 90 percent of U.S. textbooks – to develop digital textbooks that can be offered on the iPad, Reuters reports. The digital textbook market is estimated at $8 billion, and Amazon and others are already tapping into it.…

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Don’t Get Caught Waiting in Line…Pre-order at Abt!

2011 saw a slew of high demand, hard-to-get products released.  The iPad 2, the Transformer tablet by Asus, and the Panasonic DMCFZ150K digital camera are just a few examples of items that loaded our phone lines and online chat with customers wanting to know when they could get one. Have you ever noticed that some people always seem to get the latest products right when they come out, while the rest of…

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Abt Electronics’ 2011 Holiday Buying Guide

Holidays are fast approaching and that means holiday shopping.  Get a head start with these great gift ideas from Abt Electronics sure to put a smile on all your friends’ and families’ faces. It may be cold outside, but there’s never a bad time for ice cream.  With the Cuisinart Ice Cream maker you can have your cold, tasty treats in your own home, without having to go out in the snow.…

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CEDIA 2011: The Launch Port System

“What if your iPad didn’t need wires?”  The intriguing opening line to iPort’s LaunchPort product that charges and keeps your iPad 2 fully functional at the same time, all without any wires.  The system consists of a Station and PowerShuttle. Any PowerShuttle can work with any Station, LaunchPort uses magnets and induction charging (charging through the air).…

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10 Apps to Enhance Your iPad 2

If you are one of the lucky ones to have gotten the new and elusive iPad 2, PCMag.com released an article showing the top 10 apps to show off the iPad’s hardware.  In it are games, programs that put the new camera, enhanced gyroscope and processor to the test. A few interesting apps mentioned was GarageBand and iMovie. GarageBand simulates playing instruments on the iPad’s screen. For guitar, you tap on the display to…

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iPad 2 Launch Day!

Chances are, you are one of the many eager consumers watching the clock until it hits 5pm: iPad 2 time.  Pre-orders can be made via phone after 5pm CST today, but our initial shipment will be allocated for in-store sales only. Full information on the iPad 2 can be found on Abt’s iPad2 section.  Or, if you are nostalgic, we still have the original iPad at a discounted price.…

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