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Toshiba Satellite C50-B
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Toshiba Satellite C50-B 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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The 39.6 cm (15.6 ) Satellite C50-B is super slim, with a new sleek design that stands out in all the right ways. An elegant textured finish defines its distinctive look and gives the laptop a... More
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Best Seller

The Satellite C50-B is one the fastest selling laptop currently available for sale.

Toshiba Has Good Laptop Reviews

Medium processor core laptops built by Toshiba have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core laptops) and found that Toshiba also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite C50-B is 0.12GB and the biggest is 200GB. With an on-board graphics adapter memory of 1.792 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B has one of the bigger on-board graphics adapter memory capacity amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. The Toshiba Satellite C50-B has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (313 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Satellite C50-B has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite C50-B.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the DELL Latitude 15 3550, or the Asus PU551LA which is cheaper.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Toshiba Satellite C50-B is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite C50-B has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago also have a front camera.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the Acer Aspire E5-573 ($519.99), the Toshiba Satellite C50-B, or the Lenovo E50-70 is also worth considering.

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Very Fast DVD-RAM Read Speed

The average DVD-RAM read speed of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year is 5.2x. With a DVD-RAM read speed of 8 CD-speeds, the Satellite C50-B has one of the fastest DVD-RAM read speeds amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Fairly Fast DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The Satellite C50-B has one of the faster DVD-R double layer read speeds (8 CD-speeds) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The DVD-R double layer read speeds of laptops of a similar age and type to the Satellite C50-B range from 2x to 8x.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-B have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Satellite C50-B which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the Satellite C50-B the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 3.5G, and the average non-operating vibration is 1.4G. The Toshiba Satellite C50-B has a quite small non-operating vibration (only 1 gravity) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite C50-B.

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Quite Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops of a similar age and type to the Satellite C50-B is 1.7GB. At 1,792 megabyte, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B has a quite big on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Satellite C50-B.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

The non-operating shocks of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 60G to 240G. With a non-operating shock of only 60 gravity, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B has one of the smaller non-operating shocks amongst laptops of this age.

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28 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other laptops of a similar type and age to the Satellite C50-B that we have checked the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 750 megahertz is one of the slowest. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C50-B is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The maximum processor memory bandwidths of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-B range from 17GB/s to 35GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s. When compared to other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-B that we have checked, the maximum processor memory bandwidth of the Satellite C50-B of only 21.32 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year range from 8GB to 32GB. The Satellite C50-B has a very small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite C50-B.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Toshiba Satellite C50-B which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Satellite C50-B is a four PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-B have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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

The Satellite C50-B is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

Medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Satellite C50-B have on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies of between 600MHz and 900MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of only 750 megahertz, the Satellite C50-B has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Satellite C50-B.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs 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 all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media to this laptop and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP Probook 430 G2, and the Toshiba C55 ($374.99) is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this Toshiba portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook A544 (SSD and cheaper), or the HP EliteBook 820 (SSD and cheaper).

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Quite Short Battery Life

At only 6 hours, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the Satellite C50-B. Medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Satellite C50-B have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 33h, and the average battery life is 8.7h.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the Satellite C50-B (6.25h), or the Satellite S50-B (6.5h) both from Toshiba or the Acer Aspire V3-331 (6.5h).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Satellite C50-B has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Across all portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C50-B the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

The Toshiba Satellite C50-B has one of the smaller cache memories (only 1 megabyte) amongst laptops of this age. Portable PCs of this spec and age have cache memories of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The Satellite C50-B has one of the smaller processor caches (only 1 megabyte) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average processor cache of notebook PCs of this type and age is 3.1MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Satellite C50-B has a very small maximum internal memory (only 8,192 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago is 8.1GB, the biggest is 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 20GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Satellite C50-B has a very slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C50-B the memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The Satellite C50-B has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 32 watt-hours) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average battery capacity of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Satellite C50-B is 47Wh.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Toshiba Satellite C50-B is a two processor thread notebook PC.

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Very Slow Maximum WiFi Data Rate

At only 150 megabits per second, the Satellite C50-B has a quite slow maximum WiFi data rate compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The maximum WiFi data rate of medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago range from 150 Mbit/s to 870 Mbit/s.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Satellite C50-B does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Satellite C50-B also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Inspiron 15 3542 ($419.50), or the Inspiron 15 ($329.99) both from DELL or the Acer Aspire E5 ($576.95) which is also cheaper.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite C50-B have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Satellite C50-B which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Very Small Operating Shock

With an operating shock of only 10 gravity, the Satellite C50-B has one of the smaller operating shocks amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average operating shock of laptops that have been on the market for more than a year is 78G.

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Quite Slow Processor Front Side Bus

Notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have processor front side bus of between 1,000MHz and 1,600MHz, and the average processor front side bus is 1,500MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the Satellite C50-B has a fairly slow processor front side bus compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Satellite C50-B.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C50-B is 13GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-B has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite C50-B.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other laptops that were released around the same time as the Satellite C50-B that we have assessed, the maximum turbo frequency of the Satellite C50-B of only 2.41 gigahertz is one of the slowest. The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Satellite C50-B is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.7GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Thick

Medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago have heights of between 11mm and 74mm, and the average height is 24mm. With a height of 26.6 millimeters, the Satellite C50-B is quite thick compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite C50-B.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C50-B have operating vibrations of between 0.5G and 1.1G, and the average operating vibration is 0.65G. At only 0.5 gravity, the Satellite C50-B has a fairly small operating vibration compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50-B

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Toshiba Satellite C50-B has a relatively standard processor clock speed (2.16 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Satellite C50-B.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Z70-80 (2.2GHz and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Toshiba Satellite C50-B has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

There are a number of other 15.6" portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at including the Asus F551CA, or the DELL Inspiron 15 3542 ($419.50) which is cheaper.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-772 (17.3" and cheaper), or the Lenovo Z70-80 (17.3" and cheaper) or the Lenovo G70-70 (17.3" and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-B has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

There are a number of alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider including the Asus F551CA, or the Lenovo T440p which is cheaper.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo G70-70 (1TB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Satellite C50-B has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Satellite C50-B.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Asus F551CA (2.4kg) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Satellite C50-B has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C50-B.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think the Asus F551CA which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Medion Akoya E6415 (6GB), or the Lenovo G500 (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Front Side Bus
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
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
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
DVD-RAM Write Speed
DVD-RAM Read Speed
DVD+RW Write Speed
DVD+RW Read Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD+R Write Speed
DVD+R Read Speed
DVD-RW Write Speed
DVD-RW Read Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
DVD-R Write Speed
DVD-R Read Speed
CD-RW Write Speed
CD-RW Read Speed
CD-R Write Speed
CD-R Read Speed
CD Write Speed
CD Read Speed
Disc
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
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
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
USB Version
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

Expert Reviews

16 October 2014

It's not going to turn any heads, but the C50-B-IIL provides a perfectly usable laptop at a very competitive price. Its performance, screen quality and battery life match those of other budget...

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 2 December 2015 by Gomesam
Gomesam would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C50-B

Easy to use, very light and fast. love it!

Reviewed 6 November 2015 by 1383clive
1383clive would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C50-B

Purchased as a replacement for a ageing but top of the range laptop for my Partner, We have found this does everything the Acer did plus runs some games better. Perfect for the person who wants a... Read more…

Reviewed 15 October 2015 by Naveed
Naveed would recommend the Toshiba Satellite C50-B

I like this laptop...

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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