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Toshiba’s new LEDs bring life to Mona Lisa

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

mona lisa painting

Working with Toshiba, the Louvre in France has recently completed an upgrade to the lighting for the Mona Lisa painting.  This will ensure that the Louvre’s  guests will be able to experience the painting as it was intended to be, no matter the surrounding lighting scenarios.

Toshiba designed a custom lamp that is concealed and pointed towards the painting.  The lamp uses 34 individual LED bulbs with precise spectrum controls that will allow the museum’s curators to adjust and perfect the light that hits the painting.  The lamp also compensates for the color shift caused by the Mona Lisa’s protective covering, so that the colors visitors see are true to the colors da Vinci originally used. What’s also important is that these new bulbs eliminate any harmful rays from ordinary bulbs that can deteriorate the painting over time.

Facebook 25 Days of Giveaways: December 12th 2011 Item

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Today’s giveaway is from Toshiba.  The winner will get a 32 inch LCD Toshiba TV.    Featuring all-new design, this value-packed television looks great and works well in a living room, kitchen or bedroom. Increase detail and depth of the images on your screen with Toshiba’s Dynalight™ technology.  To enter the contest just visit our Abt Facebook page, “Like” us and follow the directions.  Good luck!

Sony, Toshiba, Hitachi to Merge LCD Panel Productions

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Soshibatachi?  Well, no, not quite.  but TV manufacturers, Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi will will merge their liquid-crystal display operations using $2.6 billion of government-backed funds to fend off growing competition from rivals in South Korea and Taiwan.

Before the merger, Sony, Toshiba and Hitachi were all losing money during production of small electronic panels , so this merger will allow them to band together and focus on production.

Toshiba's Affordable HDTV

Friday, February 18th, 2011

If you haven’t pulled the trigger on buying a new flat screen HDTV because you were worried about spending a great deal of money, worry no more.  Toshiba has a great deal going on for their 40 inch LCD HDTV, model 40E200u.   It comes fully equipped with convenient connectivity benefits such as 4 HDMI Inputs with InstaPort™ and REGZA-LINK, and a Hi-Res PC Input, perfect for PC Gaming.  For full details check out our Toshiba Model’s link.

CES 2011: Tablets are the Titans of Technology

Friday, January 7th, 2011

There have been all kinds of things at CES 2011 so far.  Technology that is big, small, shiny, robotic, 3-dimensional.  One thing has been consistant, however, from the manufacturers: the tablet.  Apple’s iPad was a starter pistol for a handful of manufacturers to make their own versions of the handheld device.

As you read earlier in this blog, Panasonic has their version, the Viera.  Since then Lenovo, Toshiba and even Blackberry have displayed their entries into the tablet market.

Lenovo’s tablet has an interesting design.  It’s basically a laptop computer with a removable monitor, doubling as a tablet.  the 10.1 inch unit is fully functional detached form the keyboard dock and is controlled by a user’s finger tips.

Toshiba has a tablet measured at 10 inches.  Called the Tegra 2 it runs on Android.  An interesting feature is the technology included called “Resolution Plus.” Just like upconverting DVD players, the standard definition video is upconverted to appear as high definition.  It will also include front and rear facing cameras, as well as Mini USB, USB, HDMI, and microSD card slots.

Also, Blackberry’s version, the RIM Playbook was exposed even further at this year’s CES 2011.  Released in September, we covered it in our RIM Playbook Blog, the unit is still garnering a lot of buzz and attention.

Giveaway of the Day!

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Crystal Clear HD TV, there’s really nothing like it.  That’s why our next giveaway prize will be Toshiba’s 19” LCD Flat Panel TV, model 19C100U.  Enjoy programming on this sleek, picturesque television.  If you haven’t yet, join us on Abt’s Facebook page for a chance to win and be informed with our daily updates and deals!

So Long, Windows XP

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Where were you on October 25th 2001?  Well if you are like me and the numerous other people I asked, you probably don’t remember.  On October 25th 2001, Microsoft released the operating system Windows XP.  Windows XP just celebrated its 9th birthday, and even after 9 years, this is the operating system of choice for many major businesses today.  It has even withstood the release of Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Unfortunately, as of October, Windows XP cannot be shipped with any new machines from manufactures such as HP, Lenovo, Samsung, etc.  But if you want Windows XP you still have a few options.

The first option is to find a new computer that still supports Windows XP.  Most of the time these will be business class models such as the Toshiba Portege R700-S1321.  This Laptop includes what is referred to as a, Windows XP downgrade.  The second option is to purchase a Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade.  With the Anytime Upgrade you will be able to take Windows 7 Home Premium and unlock the features that are included with Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate. The feature that many people are now using is a virtual version of Windows XP.  The Virtual version of XP is what everyone is familiar with.  The best part is you can now have the best of both worlds with Windows 7 and Windows XP!  The Anytime Upgrades for Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate requires Windows 7 Home Premium.

If you have questions about the R700-S1321 or how you can upgrade your computer to Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate, please call the Connect Techs at 847-544-2255.

-Chad Taylor

Need A New Laptop? Abt Has The Perfect One For You!

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

I could not believe it until I actually saw it.  The Toshiba Protégé R700-S1321 is the most impressive laptop that I have seen in years.  With its 13.3-inch screen that still lets me keep an optical drive but yet does not sacrifice battery and power, and best yet boasts about an 8 plus hour battery, and includes Windows 7 Professional, or a free downgrade to Windows XP.  What could be better?  Well the fact that this laptop only weighs 3.2 pounds and includes a Core i5 processor.  Overall this machine is special in the sense that for the first time in a long time Toshiba is offering a laptop that gives you the best of both worlds; thin and lightweight with plenty of power and battery life.  Abt has this laptop on display in the Connect Store.  It is something that should be truly seen if you are in the market for a new laptop.

-Chad T.

Need A TV? Abt Has One For You!

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

HDTVs at Abt

When the days are getting shorter and the weather is getting cooler, you know that (regular) football season is almost here!

Here at Abt, we carry a wide assortment of TVs for homes and businesses to cheer on their favorite team.  We carry all major brands such as Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, Toshiba, LG, Sharp, Mitsubishi, Coby, SunBriteTV, Haier and Bang & Olufsen.  If you’re looking for a slim LED, an all-around picture from a LCD, the deep colors from a Plasma or the large sizes from DLPs, we have them all here at Abt.

Many of our manufacturers have great deals going on like the $2,700 instant rebate on the Samsung 46″ C9000 LED or the Sony XBR52HX909 3D bundle where you get a free 3D blu-ray player, 3D sync transmitter and 2 pairs of 3D glasses for free!

For more information on which TV is great for you, view our HDTV video buying guide, call one of our sales specialists or stop by the store.

-Jennifer A.

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.