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Have You Ever Seen a Laptop Float?

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Has Dell been practicing witchcraft lately?  It sure seems that way if you have seen our floating Dell Ultrabook in our Atrium this week.  The new Ultrabook by Dell is so light, there’s no need for magic to keep it afloat.  Only a couple strong magnets will do the trick.

Weighing in at just over 3 1/2 lbs, the Dell Ultrabook is packed with incredible features.  A 13-inch screen is powered by an HD graphics card making all your favorite movies and computer games come to life.  With the built-in hard drive of 500GB of memory and expandable RAM slots.  Top it all off with HDMI connectivity and you have a portable powerhouse of entertainment.

So stop by our atrium and see the Dell floating Ultrabook.  Be careful when you see it to not bump into it too hard or you might break the spell..er, magnetic field.

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Abt Honored to Be Part of London Olympics Torch Run

Monday, July 9th, 2012

The Summer Olympics in London is fast approaching.  As of this blog post, there are 18 days left when the world sends their best athletes to compete in a host of athletic endeavors.  As with tradition, the running of the torch is making its way closer and closer to its destination, and just the other day Abt Electronic’s very own Mike Abt was one of the lucky few who got to run with the torch.

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Mike Abt was the third torch bearer of the day and he ran 300 meters, smiling all the way.  “The experience brings everyone together for the common good,” said Mike Abt.  “It is powerful to be on planet Earth with 7 billion people and to be the one human carrying the flame .  Everyone wanted a picture with the torch and me.”

The Olympic torch has been a tradition in the Olympic games since the beginning of the games themselves.  When it’s time to start a new torch relay, a very precise ritual for the lighting of the flame is lit from the sun’s rays at the Temple of Hera in Olympia, in a traditional ceremony among the ruins of the home of the ancient Games.   After a short relay around Greece, the Flame is handed over to the new Host City at another ceremony in the Panathenaiko stadium in Athens.

Abt is honored to be a part of the Olympic Games thanks to our partnership with Samsung, an official sponsor of the London Olympic Games.  For a look at more pictures, check out Abt’s Facebook Photo Album.  Great Job Mike!

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Happy Star Wars Day From Abt! May The 4th Be With You!

Friday, May 4th, 2012

“Those deals at Abt are as big as Jabba the Hutt!!”

Happy Star Wars Day everyone! Grab your lightsabers and blasters rifles, and snuggle up next to your favorite Ewok, it’s time to enjoy the movies that defined a generation of “Warsies” and captivated the world’s audiences to the tune of over $4 billion, according to Mania.com.  It’s been over 30 years since The Empire struck back, and although some Star Wars technology is now reality, I still don’t have a personal robot or carbon freezing chamber. Fortunately, the world of home theater technology has come a long way since we learned that Darth Vader “is the Father!” (said in my best Maury Povich voice) and we can now enjoy these classic films in an immersive experience so real, we can almost see Chewy’s fleas.

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Samsung Posts Huge Quarterly Profits

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Samsung Electronics posted a record $5.15 billion quarterly profit and predicted that its Galaxy smartphones, which outsell Apple’s iPhone and will be upgraded in the coming week, would bulk up earnings in the current quarter.

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Get excited about the 2012 Samsung Smart TVs!

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

With the exception of bringing those chicken and bean burritos from Paula Dean’s kitchen to your lap, Samsung’s line of 2012 Smart TVs do just about everything else. Their stunning resolution and wealth of innovative smart features will turn any room into the smartest room in the house capable of entertaining and educating your kids, and keeping you in shape at the same time.

Let’s start with the bread and butter of a good television—the picture. Full 1080p (1920×1080) resolution and sky-high refresh rates display a picture so crystal clear, it may even be better than the real thing. Samsung’s “Wide Color Enhancer Plus” ensures that you see the complete range of colors as the director intended you too. Images are full and vibrant, but remain natural.

Ok, so we have the incredible picture, but what about that pesky motion blur? Not a problem, Samsung’s series of panel processing advancements has achieved a Clear Motion Rate (CMR) of 120, ensuring that each and every flawless image stays that way, no matter how fast it moves across the screen.

So it looks amazing…Don’t all Samsungs? Good point. However, the Smart TV functions on these bad boys take your experience to the next level.  The built-in Wi-Fi empowers you to stream the content you crave from providers like Hulu™, Vudu™, Youtube™, and Netflix™. You can find new addictions, and rediscover old ones with features that handpick content based on your likes.

Never again do you have to sit and watch The Bachelor alone (Ben & Jerry don’t count as “company”); Share the entire experience with complete Facebook and Twitter integration through Samsung Social TV.  Enjoy the benefits of a full web browser while you shop, chat, or even Skype. Thousands of applications can be explored and enjoyed with Samsung Apps and managed through Samsung’s intuitive Smart Hub.

Upload media (even from a mobile device) and keep the family up-to-date with message boards, real-time chat and calendars through Family Story, while entertainment and education are fused into Kids Story. Kid-friendly programming and engaging games will keep them learning, and more importantly, entertained.

Samsung alleviates that lazy-stigma from channel surfing with the new Fitness feature. You can maintain a healthy lifestyle by exercising at home with video on-demand service and even manage your workout history. Download the mobile “Exercise App” so you can track your progress and share your achievements with friends.

The AllShare™ Play feature connects your TV to any compatible device (like a PC), wirelessly allowing you to share movies, photos, music, and more. You can even access and share content when not at home using the breakthrough cloud technology.

Finally, the kicker, a Search All feature lets you quickly search for web content related to the program you’re watching, or access other features like VOD, Apps, and social networking services. Where was this movie filmed? How heavy is that Blue Whale? The answers are just a few clicks away. Users can even search through USB drives connected through ConnectShare for their own content.

Don’t miss out and order yours today!

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Samsung CEO & President Visit Abt Electronics

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

From Left: Bob Schaffner (Samsung), Jon Abt, Tim Baxter, Bob Abt, YK Kim & Billy Abt

Yesterday, Abt was honored to host Samsung CEO YK Kim and Samsung President Tim Baxter on a tour through our store.  It was a real treat having them visit Electronics and for them to see the hard work and satisfaction we have been bringing the Chicagoland area for over 75 years.

UPDATE: We want to congratulate the winner of our Abt Blog Contest for March 13th, 2012 Abby K.  Thank you to all who participated.  We hope your spring goes wonderfully.  Keep on the lookout for more Abt Blog Contests in the future!

 

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Samsung Electronics Named 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Samsung Electronics has been named 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in the Product Manufacturing Category by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). By offering 960 ENERGY STAR-qualified models across multiple product categories, including more televisions than all other consumer electronics brands, Samsung was selected out of the 20,000 participating ENERGY STAR organizations for its outstanding contributions in ongoing employee, retailer, and distributor training programs, as well as consumer education campaigns and recycling efforts.

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Samsung’s New Android 4.0 Tablet

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Samsung seems to be churning out a new tablet every week.  Their first foray into the Android tab market was the 7-inch Galaxy Tab, and they recently revisited that form factor with the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. In fact, Samsung seems to love the concept of a 7-inch tablet so much that they have announced their first Ice Cream Sandwich-powered tablet will be the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2.

While the news of a new Android 4.0 tablet is enough to get some gadget fans all hot and bothered, the Galaxy Tab 2′s spec sheet doesn’t illustrate much technical improvement over its forebears, but it will be a bit more affordable than their previous tablet entries.  Their goal is to become more available to a wide range of tablet-users that haven’t quite yet made the leap to a tablet due to pricing constraints.  Look for the new Samsung 7-inch Android 4.0 to arrive by Q3.

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Abt @ CES 2012: Samsung’s Transparent Smart Window

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

The past several years, we have seen displays get thinner and wider.  Samsung takes a different approach in monitor evolution and has developed a “see-through” monitor.  Their Transparent Smart Window is a 46-inch touchscreen LCD that transforms the window into a computer screen. Using the onboard interface, you can access everything from social media apps and cooking recipe to online shopping and videos.

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Abt @ CES 2012: Samsung Wows With Displays, Gadgets and More!

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

As usual, Samsung goes all out when showing off their products to consumers at CES 2012.  The above image is what Samsung rolled out for their entrance to their exhibit.  Looks larger than life.

Samsung shows off this incredible display composed of dozens of their flat-screen TVs.  They definitely spared no expense with this one.

The new Samsung Ultimate TV  Super OLED Sensation is incredibly thin you can barely see it.  Hopefully there isn’t a brisk wind in the convention center, or this one is down for the count.

Samsung also showed off their Ultrabook with this super blinged out model.  This is in extremely small quantities.  Sure to please any gaudy-loving computer user.

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