(1) Sony VAIO VGN-AR550U Digital Studio Notebook PC
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You don't have to be a genius to appreciate the Sony VAIO VGN-AR550U Digital Studio Notebook PC. Check out the bright 17" widescreen LCD, two hard drives with a total of 240GB of storage space, and superfast 802.11n wireless connectivity. Throw in its HDTV receiving and recording features, complete with the TiVo-style PVR functions, and this fully-loaded notebook's bountiful gifts are clear to even the simplest of simpletons.
But just in case somebody out there is even simpler than that, we present this insightful guide explaining how to tell the Sony VAIO VGN-AR550U from a hole in the ground.
Operating System Sony VAIO VGN-AR550U: Windows Vista Ultimate A hole in the ground: the nitrogen cycle
Storage Space Sony VAIO VGN-AR550U: 240GB on two hard drives A hole in the ground: as much as you're willing to dig out
Multimedia Options: Sony VAIO VGN-AR550U: watch, record, and timeshift HDTV with the included outboard ATI tuner box with HDMI out A hole in the ground: watch bugs, roots, and the occasional worm
Connectivity Sony VAIO VGN-AR550U: next-generation 802.11n wireless for greater speed and range than 802.11a/b/g standards A hole in the ground: part of the great circle of life
Eye Candy Sony VAIO VGN-AR550U: oversized 17" widescreen, powered by XBRITE-HiColor™ LCD technology A hole in the ground: everything's brown, pretty much
Warranty: One Year Sony
Includes an ATI TV Wonder Digital Cable Tuner.
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7100 1.8 GHz
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It's time to stop the madness before somebody gets shot. Just
because we've only featured California, Oregon, and Washington wines
here doesn't mean that we're taking sides in the East Coast-West Coast
feud that has rocked the hip-hop and wine worlds alike. So we're
extending the olive branch of peace to our East Coast brothers by
putting the spotlight on our first-ever New York state winery.
that Standing Stone is merely the beneficiary of geographical
affirmative action. Just check out the long list of raves they've
received from Wine Spectator and the like. They didn't get to
be one of the oldest planted wineries in the Empire State by relying on
the kindness of strangers. And if you think the relatively chilly
climes of the Finger Lakes region are an impediment to crafting
exquisite wines, it's time to get hip to the ice wine trip.
of the ice-style wines in these three bottles are made thusly: the grapes are
left in the fields well into hockey season, long after the leaves have
fallen off the vines and the Washington Capitals have started
rebuilding for next year. The grapes freeze, thaw, and refreeze several
times. Don't freak - it's all part of the plan. Then, after they're
picked, the chilly fruits are put into subzero storage until they
freeze into rock-hard, delicious little BB's of pure flavor. When
pressed, these frozen grapes come out syrupy-thick and syrupy-sweet. A
few months of careful, small-lot fermentation later, and holy Syracuse,
you've got yourself a resplendently sweet dessert wine, with a touch of
the rimy hoarfrost about it.
You've probably gathered that
ice wine is kind of a pain to make. An expensive, labor-intensive pain.
That's why they come in these skinny little half-size bottles. You want
bigger bottles? Make your own. Anyway, with all this flavor, you won't
miss the extra milliliters.
While these two bottles of
Standing Stone 2006 Vidal Ice were just released, their 2001, 2002, and
2004 forebears all received 90 scores from Wine Spectator.
The Vidal grape specializes in two things: producing high sugar levels
in cooler climates, and blowing your freaking mind. With its apricot
nose, hazelnut and pineapple palate, and lightly lingering finish, the
Standing Stone 2006 Vidal Ice succeeds on both counts.
lone bottle of Standing Stone 2006 Cailloux takes its name from the
slate and limestone beds under the vineyards where it's grown. (Yes, cailloux
is French for "stones".) That's where this Chardonnay-based blend gets
its mineral tang and sturdy structure, in pleasing contrast to its rich
banana and melon flavors. At last, you can stop drinking Mountain Dew
with your cr�me br�l�e.
About New York, someone once said,
"If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere." But he wasn't
talking about ice wine - good luck getting your vineyards to freeze in
Lodi, especially with all the global warming and whatnot. These
luscious dessert wines could only have come from a place like the
Finger Lakes area in upstate New York, and a winery like Standing Stone.
The ice wine cometh!