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Tablet vs. Laptop: Which is right for you?

The New iPad is flying of the shelves at record breaking rates, according to Apple. As the iPad and other tablets continue to increase in popularity, a lot of consumers are reaching a crossroads in their buying habits. Do they continue to work with on laptop or switch to a tablet? Hopefully we can help find a solution that fits your needs, lifestyle, and budget. The first thing you need to ask…

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The New MacBook Pros Have Arrived!

Apple has updated its MacBook Pro line with much faster models. But you probably already guessed that. Unsurprisingly, they’ve now got an Intel Light Peak port, which can transfer data at 10Gb/s. Plus, a new HD camera for FaceTime, which costs $1 from the Mac App Store. All three models come in either a 13, 15 or 17-inch monitor.  The MacBooks will run on dual-core and quad-core Intel processors, with the 15 and 17-inchers also…

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An Android Phone at Breakneck Speed

Motorola’s Atrix, coming out in March will be hitting the market as the fastest working Android phone on the market.  Originally unveiled at CES 2011, the phone will have unbelievable speed as well as unique features like a fingerprint scanner to unlock your phone.  On top of that, the Atrix will also double as a laptop.  Not in size, but rather in capabilities. It can become your personal computer. Take it to…

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So Long, Windows XP

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,…

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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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Stream Music from Your Computer With Ease

People ask me all the time how can they transfer music from the computer without being complicated. Look no further than the Audioengine W1 wireless adapter. It is as simple as plugging it into your desktop or laptop computer. Rather than using Bluetooth technology, this unit uses a locked 802.11 wifi network to connect your laptop to your receiver or speakers from up to 100 feet away. It can wireless send your…

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Which Computer Do You Need For School?

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…

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Don’t Forget The Small Stuff

While Abt is normally the place that first comes to mind for large item purchases, such as appliances and televisions, don’t forget that we carry smaller, everyday essentials as well. If you are going on vacation this summer, you may need an extra memory card or battery for your camera so you can capture all of the memories. We also carry cases for cameras & camcorders to protect and store those items on…

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How Do You Use Your Cell Phone?

In May, the Pew Research Center conducted a study about how Americans use their cell phones. Some conclusions were expected, while others were a surprise.  It wasn’t a shock to know that six in ten adults go online with either a cell phone or laptop with wireless internet connection. Also, it was not a shock to know that Americans have increased going online through their phone and using internet based applications (internet,…

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Protect Your Mac Book

Laptop cases are essential for anyone who totes their computer around. They can look utilitarian, whimsical, even like a backpack. What’s the most important feature of a laptop case? Computer protection. The second most important feature? Its looks. Mac Books are very light and delicate. They need sturdy protection. 12 South has come up with a “novel” interpretation on a traditional concept. The BookBook is a laptop case, made for Mac Books…

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