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March 2009

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Abt Video Buying Guide: The New 24-inch iMac

Are you in the market for a new desktop computer? Have you had a chance to check out Apple’s new 24-inch iMac? If not, this video buying guide, featuring our Apple Store manager Josh Davis, will take you through all the details you need to know. You’ll find out about all the different configurations available, some of the more popular accessories, and the features you’ll enjoy with Apple’s iWork and iLife software.…

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An Inspiring Tale Of Survival

Like any other group of people, the employees at Abt go through their share of joys and sorrows, triumphs and tragedies, and every other human emotion and experience that affect a person’s life. One particular Abt employee and his family have recently gone through an especially difficult period, but fortunately they have pulled through and are looking forward to much better times ahead. Tony Cullotta, who has worked at Abt for 24…

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Abt Encourages Everyone To Observe Earth Hour

People throughout the world are going to perform the same act at the same time this Saturday night, although it’s probably not what popped into your mind just now. “Earth Hour,” an event organized by the World Wildlife Fund, begins tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. local time in every location, beginning on Christmas Island near New Zealand. The goal is to encourage 1 billion participants to turn off nonessential lights and other electrical devices for one…

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NBC Weekend Web Show Will Feature Abt

Chicago’s NBC Channel 5 recently recorded two segments featuring Abt’s Apple Store manager Josh Davis for the station’s Weekend Web program, which presents the latest news on Web-related topics and technology. In the first segment, Josh talked about the new 17-inch MacBook Pro laptop and the latest version of the iPod Shuffle, while the second one covered Apple’s iLife ’09 software. Both segments are tentatively scheduled to air this Saturday and Sunday.…

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Take Advantage Of Sony Reader Digital Book Offers

There’s really no easy way for one person to carry more than 300 books wherever he or she goes. Wait, I take that back. What I meant was there really is an easy way for one person to carry more than 300 books wherever he or she goes. That way would be to get a Sony Black Portable Reader System, and now is the perfect time to do just that. Not only…

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Learning Center Products

New Cell Phone Display Makes Decisions Easier

Last week we told you about our new GPS display, but we also have a new installation in our Small Electronics department. The majority of the new counter/display area contains cell phones from AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, but there are also portable speakers, headphones, and cell phone accessories on display. The interior area contains new work stations for the sales staff. “It’s a combination of old and new maple wood that has…

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Abt Shows Its Support For The BBB

The Better Business Bureau of Chicago & Northern Illinois held its 82nd Annual Dinner Meeting last week at the Hilton Chicago Hotel, and several Abt employees were in attendance to enjoy the speeches, awards presentations, and of course the wine and dinner. Keynote speaker for the event was Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. Billy Abt, Lisa Madigan, Bob Abt Among those representing Abt were company CEO Bob Abt, who served as a…

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March Madness: Free HDTV Delivery And Hook-Up

With the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tournament tipping off this Thursday, and people already feeling the effects of March Madness, there couldn’t be a better time for you to take advantage of our special prices on HDTVs. If you’ve never seen your favorite player draining three-pointers or flying in from the top of the key for a reverse jam in high definition, you won’t believe all the details you’ve been…

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Find Your Way To Our New GPS Display

A strange thing used to happen to Abt customers when they tried to find our display of GPS units—they got lost. Well, not exactly lost, but they would often walk right past the display and ask one of our salespeople where the GPS units were. “Our previous display didn’t really stand out,” says mobile electronics sales specialist Michael Duffy. “This new display is much brighter and a lot more eye-catching. The map…

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With Green Electronics

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up this Tuesday, most of the celebrating is probably going to take place this weekend, with lots of wearing of the green and drinking of the green and faces turning green. Another way to celebrate is to proudly show off your new green electronics to all your friends and other Irish— or temporarily Irish—revelers. Abt carries a great selection of green products, whether green in color or…

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