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Archive for May, 2014

Save on GE Appliances at Abt!

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Has spring cleaning got you thinking about a full kitchen renovation? If so, you’re in luck. Available rebates can save you up to $2000 on appliance packages from GE. Simply build your perfect kitchen from the dozens of available models of GE Appliances, fill out the rebate form, then sit back and enjoy your new kitchen while waiting for your rebate to arrive. The more appliances you buy, the more you save.

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For more info, check out our GE Appliances page or give one of our sales specialists a call at 888-228-5800. This promotion runs until 7/07/2014.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet Announced

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Is this the end of the laptop?

It’s been just over four years since the tablet computer race truly started, with the release of the Apple iPad. In that time, while tablets have become insanely popular, it’s still not uncommon to hear questions like “what’s the point?” One of the main criticisms levied against tablets is that they’re just glorified toys, too small and under-powered to be true computer replacements. With today’s release of the Surface Pro 3 tablet, Microsoft might finally have a true laptop-killer on its hands.

The Surface Pro 3 takes the concept of the original Microsoft Surface Pro and Pro 2 and builds upon it in every way. By the looks of it, Microsoft has eliminated many of the nitpicks that users had about those first two versions.

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The New Microsoft Surface 3 Pro.

Most noticeable is the size of the Surface Pro 3, which is larger and smaller in all the right ways. The display is now an impressive 12-inch, ClearType Full HD screen, packing a 2160 x 1440 resolution. Because Microsoft wanted the Surface Pro 3 to mirror the experience of writing on a piece of paper when the tablet is in portrait mode, they went with a 3:2 aspect ratio. That’ll give you black bars when watching movies in landscape mode, but the extra screen real estate will be nice for productive tasks like using MS Office or Photoshop. And while the display size grew, the tablet body got a little thinner. The Surface Pro 3 is only 0.36 inches thin (half as thick as a MacBook Pro) and weighs only 1.76 pounds.

Despite the impressive weight and thinness, the Surface Pro 3 is packing some power under the hood. Running things will be a 4th gen Intel Core CPU, available in i3, i5 or i7 flavors. 4 or 8 GB of RAM will keep things humming smoothly, which will be especially nice since the full Windows 8 OS can take advantage of all of today’s most popular productivity software. An SSD hard drive will provide from 64 to 512 GB of storage. If that seems like too little in today’s media-hungry world, fear not. Built-in USB 3.0 ports mean you can easily add on a speedy portable external hard drive, and a microSD card reader lets you swap in media from a camera or smartphone.

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The integrated kickstand holds the Surface Pro 3 at any angle between 0 and 150°.

There are lots of other exciting features that make the Surface Pro 3 one of the most impressive tablets ever released. A Mini DisplayPort which lets you hook up an external monitor. The new Surface Pen (included) gives users a lifelike drawing and writing experience. New click-in keyboards are wider, have larger track-pads and offer more typing stability. When used in conjunction with the new friction-hinge, which offers a continuously-adjustable viewing angle, the Surface Pro 3 can match the functionality of nearly any laptop or ulrabook.

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New Tumi Luggage Products at Abt

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Summer travel season is upon us, which means there’s no better time to upgrade your travel bags. Tumi Luggage has created a name for itself as the world’s leading brand of luxury luggage. They’ve done this by creating bags—for travel, business and daily life—which are intelligently engineered, elegantly designed, and robustly crafted. Tumi Bags can take the beating that regular travel tends to dole out and come out looking spectacular. In the videos below, Kevin and Carl from the Tumi boutique give us a look at some new products from Tumi.

Tumi Alpha 2 Black Wheeled Carry-On Garment Bag
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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Monday, May 5th, 2014

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Mother’s Day is less than a week away! If you’re still searching for the perfect gifts for the special ladies in your life, Abt’s here to help. We’ve put together a list of great Gifts for Mom which is sure to have something for every personality type. Here’s a few of our favorite suggestions:

 

KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer:

 

 

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One of the most iconic kitchen appliances ever created, the KitchenAid Stand Mixer adds versatility to any kitchen, and Moms that love cooking will find it indispensable. Aside from its primary purpose as a variable-speed mixing machine, these stand mixers can be transformed into meat grinders, pasta makers and more, via simple attachments. And with dozens of vibrant colors available, you’ll have no problems finding one to match Mom’s kitchen decor. Check out Abt’s entire selection of KitchenAid Stand Mixers for special promotional pricing! (more…)

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