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DELL Inspiron 17 7746
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DELL Inspiron 17 7746 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 17.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB Apr 2015
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30 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Inspiron 17 7746 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 1.7GB to 16GB. The DELL Inspiron 17 7746 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 17 7746.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

DELL is one of the better rated notebook PC brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and DELL also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Inspiron 17 7746 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 17 7746.

The worst display resolution across similar types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Very Big Screen Size

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 17 7746, the screen size of the Inspiron 17 7746 of 17.3 inches is one of the biggest. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Inspiron 17 7746 the screen sizes range from 11" to 18".

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 17 7746 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. At 2.4 gigahertz, the Inspiron 17 7746 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Z510 (2.5GHz).

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Very Big Internal Memory

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year that we have checked, the Inspiron 17 7746's internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest internal memory of laptops that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 17 7746 is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The Inspiron 17 7746 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 17 7746. The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of this age and type is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire VN7 (1.1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Inspiron 17 7746 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs of this age and type the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Inspiron 17 7746 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Across all notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

The Inspiron 17 7746 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 17 7746 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 17 7746. Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Inspiron 17 7746 have hard drive capacity of between 5GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Inspiron 17 7746 is 650GB, and the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities range from 8GB to 1TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Inspiron 17 7746 has a quite big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Inspiron 17 7746 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Inspiron 17 7746 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Quite High Speaker Power

At 2 Watts, the Inspiron 17 7746 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 17 7746. The average speaker power of comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 17 7746 is 1.7W, and the speaker power range from 1W to 4W.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the DELL Inspiron 17 7746 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Inspiron 17 7746. The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this type and age is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the Inspiron 17 7746 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Inspiron 17 7746. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Inspiron 17 7746 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Big Operating Shock

The Inspiron 17 7746 has a quite big operating shock (110 gravity) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Inspiron 17 7746. The smallest operating shock of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Inspiron 17 7746 is 10G and the biggest is 130G.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

The smallest cache memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB. The DELL Inspiron 17 7746 has a quite big cache memory (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 17 7746.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

When compared to other notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago, the processor cache of the DELL Inspiron 17 7746 of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest. The processor caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Inspiron 17 7746 range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Inspiron 17 7746 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh. At 58 watt-hours, the Inspiron 17 7746 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Inspiron 17 7746.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of laptops that have been on the market for more than a year range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the Inspiron 17 7746 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 17 7746.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly found discrete graphics memory type on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Inspiron 17 7746 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Only MaxxAudio Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Inspiron 17 7746 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 2MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1MP. At only 0.92 megapixels, the DELL Inspiron 17 7746 has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Thick

The thinnest medium processor core notebook PC that has been around for more than a year is 11mm thick, the thickest is 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm. At 27.7 millimeters, the DELL Inspiron 17 7746 is fairly thick compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Inspiron 17 7746.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Very Heavy

At 3.3 kilograms, the DELL Inspiron 17 7746 is very heavy compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Inspiron 17 7746. The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Inspiron 17 7746 is 2kg, and the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg.

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Fairly Long Battery Recharge Time

With a battery recharge time of 5 hours, the Inspiron 17 7746 has one of the longest battery recharge times amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The shortest battery recharge time of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Inspiron 17 7746 is 2h and the longest is 23h.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 7746

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Specification

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System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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PCI Express Configuration
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
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Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
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Graphics
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Open GL Graphics Adapter
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Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
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Audio System
Camera
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Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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WiFi Standard
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3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Trial Software
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Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
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Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

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Expert Reviews

(9)

Dell Inspiron 17 7000 (7746-3863). Test model courtesy of Dell GermanyBuyers of all genders will gladly put this on their tabletop: A classy, pleasant-to-touch, high-quality, 17-inch laptop with a...

27 October 2015

Adieu aluminium ! Si son prédécesseur arborait un joli capot en aluminium, le nouveau Dell Inspiron 17-5758 n'arbore plus que du plastique. On aura en contrepartie une gamme de processeurs... Read more…

Simple, elegant design, good WiFi reception, replaceable battery, good maintainability, precise touchpad, matte Full HD display, decent speakers
Good overall build quality and design
Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
Quality TN panel with numerous useful properties
Pleasant feel, hard surfaces
Case twists, few interfaces, no Gigabit LAN, only 12 months warranty, keyboard clatters, dark display, unnatural colors
CPU throttles, gets too hot, loud hard drive
Not enough upgrade options
Screen flickering from 0 to 99 brightness
Pliable base unit
3 June 2006

Dell har i Inspiron 9400 leveret en utrolig lækker og teknisk konkurrencedygtig bærbar. Den yder godt i både multimedie og spil, og den har en dejlig stor skærm med et flot og skarpt billede,...

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Dual-core
17in screen
Performance
Powerful dual core laptop
Battery life
Poor graphics
Weight
Multimedia ability
Graphics
Not for gaming
1 July 2015

All hat and no cattle? Dell's zwaargewicht 17 inch machine met een stijlvolle aluminium behuizing ziet er goed uit en zorgt voor jaloerse blikken. In termen van hardware is Dell echter beperkt. Is... Read more…

15 September 2015

Dla wielu kupuj?cych laptop wa?ny jest wygl?d. Inspiron 7746 wygl?da elegancko i na sprz?t wysokiej klasy. Ekran Full HD wy?wietla obraz o dobrym kontra?cie i ma do?? szerokie k?ty widzenia....

Pleasant feel, hard surfaces
Viewing angle stable touchscreen
Full Turbo utilization
Maintenance possible
Low emissions
Pliable base unit
Unsuitable for outdoors
Spongy input devices
Limited gaming due to ULV SoC
Very inferior webcam
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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 7 July 2015 by 12jwlz
12jwlz would recommend the Dell Inspiron 17 Series

Excellent computer, it serves its purpose...

Great display
Overall good laptop for the price paid that day, making the best laptop deal on Newegg at the time for a tight budget. It came with an updated version of Windows 8.1, so remaining updates went pretty
Great price 350 for a 17.3" screen), everything worked fine
Easy set up and went to work immediately. Screen size helps and can use it in moderate lighting without problems. Battery life is not as long as I thought it would be after a full charge, but acceptab
I was looking to replace an old 17 inch laptop for the voluntary organization (SCORE) supporting small businesses. I provide IT and Technology support and this fit the bill on price and features. The
Intermittent wireless internet connection. about every 5th time I try to access the internet I get a unable to connect error. I have another laptop right beside it that works flawlessly. Also, constan
The plastic around touchpad and keyboard have a cheap feel, but it's being used with external keyboardmouse, so doesn't bother me. It's relatively slow for a newer model laptop, seemingly the processi
Slow. but that can be expected for this price. weird screen, had to have it at just the right angle to see it right
It is quite heavy, not suitable for carrying around
Windoze 8.1 - what a loser

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i75500, dell i75500u
Barcodes 05397063699926, 05397063720415, 05397063732784

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