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September 2010

Products Technology News

Introducing The Playbook

Image courtesy of RIM.com Research In Motion (RIM) the company best known as the developer of the BlackBerry cellular phones, recently announced their newest product: The PlayBook. Attempting to tackle the iPad in tablet sales, the PlayBook will use an operating system called BlackBerry Tablet OS. This system will offer full world wide web surfing and other features used with BlackBerry phones such as Push technology, and BBMTM. While the screen size…

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Learning Center Products Technology News

So You Bought An Appliance. Now What?

You’ve just taken possession of your new appliance. Congratulations! The first thing to do is find the warranty card, fill out the necessary information, mail it to the manufacturer. After all the time you spent picking which product you wanted, don’t you want to know how to get the best use out of it? Grab a cup of tea or a glass of soda and learn about all the wonderful things your new toy…

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Events Products Technology News

Control4 Dealer of the Year 2010

Last week Abt Electronics was named the Dealer of the Year for 2010 by the 2010 Control4 Dealer Awards. The award is based on a retailer’s ability to promote and support the growth of the Control4 product. Abt Electronics is happy to have a partnership with such an innovative company. “It’s our integration of the product with the consumer that, I believe, helped us stand out”, says Bill Gerlach, Custom Audio Manager.…

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Abt Installs a Solar Panel System at Fairview Elementary School

A couple weekends ago, an Abt installation crew went to Fairview Elementary School to install a solar panel system.  Officials from Fairview approached Abt for this job because of a grant they received from the State of Illinois to install a solar system.  The panels were mounted on a south facing wall, in the middle of the court yard.  The 1.8 kilowatt system consisted of 8 panels and an Enphase Microinverter system. …

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Events

10:30am Cut Off!

We’ve received word from the State of Illinois that the cut off time for purchases to receive the 15% rebate will be at 10:30.  If you’re thinking of taking advantage of the rebate, orders need to be finalized at the cut off time.  If you aren’t able to make it in, remember that you can always save on our everyday low prices. -Jennifer A.…

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Reminder – Tomorrow’s the IL Cash For Appliances Day (Part III)

Don’t forget that tomorrow at 7am, our doors open for the last leg of Illinois’ Cash for Appliances stimulus initiative.  Illinois residents will receive an additional 15% off select Energy Star qualified appliances, up to $250.  Orders will be processed beginning at 8am until the funds run out. See you bright and early tomorrow morning! –Jennifer A.…

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

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…

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Crestron – Now At Abt

Abt is excited to add the Crestron brand to our home audio line up.  We will have the entire array of products from both the Adagio and Prodigy lines.  I was able to attend one of the Crestron trainings presented by our Crestron rep, Dave Koller.  It was interesting to learn that Crestron has been around for 44 years, is independently owned (like Abt), and has had the same owner.  They employ over…

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