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Asus X553MA 4 Core Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 8GB Dec 2014
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16 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This portable PC was given a "Recommended" award by Vido.com.ua who decided that this many processor cores portable PC was good.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Users have rated this portable PC on average 85 out of 100.

Good Size

Some Asus X553MA owners who reviewed it concluded that it was thin. Two people who reviewed it concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Davis B. wrote on Amazon “I am not a heavy user but”.

One person thought it was easy to carry around. Davis B. wrote on Amazon “It is very light and easy to start”.

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Reasonably Priced

A few Asus X553MA owners considered that the Asus X553MA was good value for money. Alix wrote on Amazon “Has amazing design its very slim and really good performance for price i would recommend this laptop to anyone ; D” in her review of this laptop and rated the product 5 stars. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “ITS DOING ALRIGHT only problem is the cost because Amazons "free" delivery cost over £75” in their review of the Asus X553MA. Last year Ellarose wrote on Amazon “Good price trusted name” in their Asus X553MA review and gave this laptop an excellent review.

Nice Design

A number of Asus X553MA owners mentioned in their reviews that the Asus X553MA was a good design.

Some customers reckoned that the Asus X553MA was good looking. Ellarose said on Amazon “Nice looking and appears to do all I want with it” and scored the Asus X553MA very highly. Jamie Freeman wrote “Nice looking laptop, shame the track pad doesn't work at all” in his review of this laptop but in spite of that he only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Sunlover said “Lts easy to set up”.

Good Battery Life

One Asus X553MA owner wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Two years ago Gray wrote on Amazon “Great battery life, performs as expected” in their review and gave this laptop a rating of 4 stars.

Good Technical Features

One person who bought the product mentioned that it had good features. Sunlover wrote in their review “With playing around I think I can use it to my advantage, its got some great features like Cortana where you speak”.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was good quality. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said “Open the lid and the build quality takes a sharp turn for the worse” in their review of the Asus X553MA.

Robust

One person said in their reviews that it was well made.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Asus Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Asus portable PCs and also specifically for Asus many processor cores laptops and found that in both cases Asus had good reviews compared to other brands.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus X553MA has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung NP350V5C[plb_1411290_price], the Acer Aspire E3-112[plb_2504398_price], or the Lenovo G780[plb_2531100_price].

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Light

The weights of portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 430g to 4.8kg, and the average weight is 2.5kg. With a weight of only 2.2 kilograms, the Asus X553MA is one of the lighter similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X553MA amongst laptops of this age.

We compared all the other 2.2kg heavy laptops to this notebook PC and we think the Satellite L50D-B[pl_2469450_price], and the Satellite L50D-B[pl_2279135_price] both from Toshiba or the HP Probook 455 G2[plb_2339249_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on many processor cores laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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24 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Portable PC expert review site Expert Reviews scored this laptop 40%. Experts don't rate this Asus laptop very highly.

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

When compared to other many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X553MA that we have checked, the maximum processor memory bandwidth of the Asus X553MA of only 21.32 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest. Laptops of this age and type have maximum processor memory bandwidths of between 10GB/s and 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 750MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. At only 854 megahertz, the Asus X553MA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X553MA.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs of this age and type is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 29GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the Asus X553MA has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

The Asus X553MA is a laptop that uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the X553MA use two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Only Four Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

Most many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X553MA have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Asus X553MA which has four maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity

The Asus X553MA is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the many processor cores laptops that came out more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 430MHz. The Asus X553MA has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 313 megahertz) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been around for a similar time to the X553MA.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus X553MA does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X553MA do have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Samsung NP350V5C[plb_1411290_price], the HP ZBook 17[plb_2499637_price], or the Lenovo G505[plb_2506272_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very Old PCI Express Slots Version

Laptops of a comparable age and type to the X553MA have PCI Express slots versions of between 2 and 3. With a PCI Express slots version of only 2, the Asus X553MA has one of the older PCI Express slots versions amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many many processor cores laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

At only 1.83 gigahertz, the Asus X553MA has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that were launched more than two years ago. The average processor frequency of many processor cores laptops that were released around the same time as the X553MA is 2.2GHz.

There are a number of other 1.83GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the TravelMate TMB115-MP[pl_2341538_price], or the Aspire E3[pl_2339244_price] both from Acer or the Asus X453MA[plb_2473057_price].

If you are looking for a faster processor frequency then you might want to consider the ProBook 455[pl_2736175_price] (1.9GHz), or the EliteBook 745 G2[pl_2948898_price] (1.9GHz) both from HP or the Acer Aspire E5-551[plb_2678952_price] (1.9GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Asus X553MA has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. This Asus portable PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i7 processor family. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X553MA processor familys range from Intel Atom (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

When compared to other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years that we have assessed, the battery capacity (Watt hours) of the Asus X553MA of only 30 watt-hours is one of the smallest. The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X553MA range from 30Wh to 2,700Wh.

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Only Two Number of Battery Cellss

Most portable PCs of this age and type have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the Asus X553MA which has two number of battery cellss.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Asus X553MA does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a touchscreen.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a touchscreen including the Zenbook Touch U500VZ[pl_1554843_price], the N550JK[pl_2513098_price], or the N550JK[pl_2648302_price] all from Asus.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Processor Cache

Across all the many processor cores laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the X553MA the processor caches range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.7MB. The Asus X553MA has a fairly small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the X553MA.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Asus X553MA is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the X553MA have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Asus X553MA has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys amongst laptops of this age.

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Very Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of many processor cores laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the X553MA is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.9GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 2.25 gigahertz, the Asus X553MA has a fairly slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The Asus X553MA has a better processor cache level than most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. This laptop has a L2 processor cache, whereas most comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it have a L3 processor cache.

This laptop's processor cache level (L2) is actually the worst processor cache level amongst all many processor cores laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the best processor cache level is L3.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Asus X553MA is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X553MA have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

The Asus X553MA is a four processor threads notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between four and seven processor threadss.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus X553MA

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus X553MA has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X553MA.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1TB total storage capacity laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2408059_price], the Fujitsu LifeBook AH564[plb_2508260_price], or the Asus F751MA[plb_2539894_price].

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP ZBook 17[plb_2830772_price] (1TB), the Acer Aspire VN7-591g[plb_2711209_price] (1TB), or the Toshiba Satellite P50-B[plb_2731897_price] (1TB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Asus X553MA has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X553MA.

There are a number of other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider including the DELL Precision M6700[plb_1410333_price], the MSI GS70[plb_2308238_price], or the HP Zbook 15[plb_2253447_price] which has better reviews.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite L50D-B[plb_2701179_price] (12GB), the HP ENVY x360[plb_2809606_price] (12GB), or the Asus N750JK[plb_2672184_price] (16GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Asus X553MA has a pretty average display diagonal (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X553MA.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 15.6" laptops and we think the ENVY 15[pl_2319945_price], and the EliteBook 755 G2[pl_2289619_price] both from HP or the Asus N551JQ[plb_2669957_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Asus notebook PC display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus N750JK[plb_2672184_price] (17.3"), the Toshiba Qosmio X70-B[plb_2765608_price] (17.3"), or the HP 17 G2[plb_2985052_price] (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on many processor cores laptops that came out around the same time as it. 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.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media and we think the DELL Precision M6700[plb_1410333_price], the Acer Aspire ES1[plb_2493030_price], and the HP ZBook[plb_2499614_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the Zenbook Touch U500VZ[pl_1554843_price] (SSD and higher rated), or the N550JK[pl_2636187_price] (SSD and higher rated) both from Asus or the DELL Precision M6800[plb_2507934_price] (SSD and higher rated).

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Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-in
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(3)
4 September 2014

Open the lid and the build quality takes a sharp turn for the worse. The internal chassis, from where the base meets the lid to the palm rests, has an incredible amount of flex. This gets even... Read more…

18 September 2015

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12 December 2014

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User Reviews

(133)
Reviewed 21 April 2015 by Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon would recommend the Asus X553MA

Easy to set up and use, although Windows 8.1 has a few quirks to become accustomed to. All good so far, after two weeks of ownership. The only gripe is the apparently unannounced packaging of... Read more…

Reviewed 9 April 2015 by Niall B

Bought this for my youngest daughter (12) and was ok for the price but, unbelievably, whilst it comes with a DVD Drive (a must for her), the software (Codec) required to play DVD's is not... Read more…

Reviewed 5 March 2015 by JennyG
JennyG would recommend the Asus X553MA

Bought this 2 weeks ago when my Fujitsu died. Having read numerous reports on Techradar and similar sites I was going to buy a Lenovo then I read the report that the Lenovo has spyware within it.... Read more…

Reviewed 7 February 2015 by Gemohaven
Gemohaven would recommend the Asus X553MA

Very impressed when I took it out of the box. Having had an ASUS before, I thought I would give this one a go even without any ratings/reviews. Glad I did, so much better than my Toshiba one.... Read more…

Reviewed 16 April 2015 by Kat

Totally died after less than 4 months! Just turned itself off, and now totally dead. Then with an internal battery and hard drive there is nothing you can do without a screwdriver which would... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x553ma, asus x553, asus x553m, x553maxx436, asus x553ma, x553masx901, x553maxx436t, x553masx901h, x553maxx436h, x553maxx436hb, x553maxx436tb, x553masx901hb, x553maxx436tbe, x553masx901hbe, x553maxx436hbe, refurbished x553, refurbished x553m, refurbished x553ma
Barcodes 00886227961351, 04712900029680, 04712900137842, 04716659961352

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