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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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Samsung Adds Wi-Fi to their DualView Cameras

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Samsung is expanding its DualView point-and-shoot line with a WiFi cam, launching the DV300F today. Consistent with previous models, this latest 16 megapixel snapper includes a 3-inch 460k-dot LCD on the rear, along with a 1.5-inch 61k-dot screen up front. With the Wi-Fi connectivity, you can upload pics directly to sharing sites like Facebook and Picasa, videos to YouTube or the full contents of your card to a PC using the Auto PC Backup function — there’s also a microSD slot for local storage. The DV300F is expected to ship in March.

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Sony, Samsung and Panasonic Team Up for 3D!

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

The big three in field of electronics, Sony, Samsung and Panasonic have teamed up to form the “Full HD 3D Glasses initiative”.  This is a project that will attempt to standardize 3D glasses. As of right now, the market has incompatible active-shutter models based on different technologies, which the consortium wants to replace with a unified standard that will let you use the same pair of spectacles on any display or at any theater that uses the Xpand 3D standard.

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Samsung Galaxy 7.0 Tablet

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Right now, you can pre-order the new Samsung Galaxy Tablet 7.0.  Just like the existing Samsung Galaxy Tablet, the 7.0 model offers a more compact, model with a 7.0″ (1024×600) TFT Display, a 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor, Android Honeycomb 3.2 + TouchWiz OS.  The cameras that come with the unit are a  2.0 Megapixel Front Camera And 3.0 Megapixel Rear Camera With Flash.  The new tablet from Samsung will hit the market next week, so pre-order yours today from Abt!

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Samsung Galaxy Note: A Tablet or a Phone?

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

The new super small/gargantuan item from Samsung has a lot of techies scratching their heads.  Is the Samsung product a tablet or a phone?  It’s not hard to see why there’s such a difficulty to answer that question.  The Samsung Galaxy Note is sporting an incredible 5.3 inch WXGA (1280×800) HD AMOLED display is very tablet-like, but the only difference is that it is also a phone.

The Galaxy Note comes with a dual-core 1.4GHz processor (the same as in the Galaxy Tab 7.7), 1GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage, an 8-megapixel rear- and 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and a dedicated stylus dubbed S Pen.  There is no official release date, nor is there information as to which carrier it will arrive on, but Samsung has released something definitely worth waiting for.

 

 

 

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Samsung’s New, Powerful Digital Camera

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Samsung has released information on their new digital camera s at IFA this year. The latest addition to its range of interchangeable lens cameras is the Samsung NX200 The NX200 gets a 20.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor (a significant jump on last years 14.6 megapixel NX100 model) along with an all-metal body, 7fps continuous shooting (with 100ms Advanced Auto Focus), 100- 12,800 ISO, video recording at 1920×1080/30p, a 3.0-inch VGA AMOLED display and a capability upgrade for its i-Function lens.

The above image is the Samsung NX200 along with all of its available, interchangeable lenses.

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