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Toshiba Satellite C55 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.13GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.13GHz 4GB Nov 2014
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Two Industry Awards

The expert at Expert Reviews concluded that this laptop would make a great purchase and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

The writer at one other expert review site concluded that this medium processor core notebook PC was good. 01net.com gave this portable PC a "4 Star" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on thirteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, PC Advisor.co.uk and notebookcheck.net the average expert rating of this medium processor core notebook PC is 74%.

User Reviews Are Average

Users have rated this medium processor core notebook PC on average 75 out of 100.

Toshiba Has Good Laptop Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Toshiba notebook PCs and also specifically for Toshiba medium processor core laptops and found that in both cases Toshiba had good reviews compared to other brands.

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Easy to Use

A number of Toshiba Satellite C55 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Amazon Customer said in their review of this laptop on Amazon “All good so far with this light, quick, easy to use laptop with tons of storage”. Mummy1 wrote this year “The keys are easy to use” in their review and rated it 4 stars. Mummy1 also said “On off button easy to use”.

One person who purchased it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. David Smith mentioned “I find the keyboard very comfortable to use”.

One Toshiba Satellite C55 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Toshiba Satellite C55 was easy to setup. Two years ago Gannet said on Amazon “Pleased with the my first laptop, fairly easy to set up and use (being a 73 year old” and rated it 80 out of 100.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A number of people who bought the product concluded that it was quiet. Ajhowser gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this laptop on Amazon “A slick and silent machine that I feel”. Two years ago Soillady said in their review of this laptop “The machine is amazingly quiet”.

One Toshiba Satellite C55 owner who reviewed this laptop considered that it was noisy. J. Bond scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Toshiba Satellite C55 review “A rather nice microphone with good noise cancelling and it all comes in an attractive package”.

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Good Size

One customer who purchased the Toshiba Satellite C55 said that it was heavy and bulky. Helena Brenner wrote “Is not as heavy as I thought it would be”. One Toshiba Satellite C55 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Toshiba Satellite C55 was lightweight. Jj mentioned on Amazon “The lightweight gives the game away” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

One customer who bought this laptop concluded that it was tight. Suffolkdayz mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The usb ports are very tight and it's hard to get the connectors in or out”.

One Toshiba Satellite C55 reviewer who purchased the Toshiba Satellite C55 reckoned that it was compact.

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Good Connectivity

One person who bought the Toshiba Satellite C55 concluded that it was able to connect to the internet. J. Bond mentioned in their review on Amazon “Perfect Internet Machine - Not for gaming”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was wifi compatible. Last year Jj wrote on Amazon “Everyone around the country has different Wifi speeds” in their review of the Toshiba Satellite C55 and gave this laptop a score of 4 stars.

One Toshiba Satellite C55 owner who reviewed it thought it had a good signal strength. Jj wrote on Amazon “Once it is sorted out and taking it the signal strength is good” and rated the product 80 out of 100.

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Nice Design

Some Toshiba Satellite C55 owners thought this laptop was good looking. Consumer001 said “The CD drive tray is pretty minimal in structure” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Suffolkdayz gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review “Pretty good so far”.

One customer considered that it was a good design. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote in their Toshiba Satellite C55 review on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “It has a clean, fuss-free design – especially in all-white –” but they rated this laptop 3 stars.

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Good Support

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Jack wrote in his review of the Toshiba Satellite C55 “If you follow this quick youtube guide you will be able to fix that” and scored it very highly.

Good Product Quality

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. David Smith mentioned in his Toshiba Satellite C55 review “I wouldn't recommend it to anybody who wants to impress or feel they have a high quality product in their hands”. Kiri44 gave the Toshiba Satellite C55 a score of 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Toshiba Satellite C55 on Amazon “Good quality/price product”. Soillady wrote in their Toshiba Satellite C55 review “The silver outer shell is a nice touch - the mouse pad is fit for purpose” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

Robust

A few Toshiba Satellite C55 owners considered that the product was well made. Nat Doggett mentioned on Amazon “Plus Toshiba's built in software is apalling” but despite that they only rated this laptop 20 out of 100. One Toshiba Satellite C55 reviewer said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Two years ago Consumer001 mentioned on Amazon “It's sturdy enough as laptops go”.

Good for Gaming

One Toshiba Satellite C55 owner mentioned in their reviews that the Toshiba Satellite C55 was good for gaming. In November last year Pcworld.com_techhive.com said “Suitable for games in medium to high settings” in their review of this laptop.

Good Battery Life

One customer wrote that this laptop had a good battery life. J. Bond gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “It's light, performs well, has a dazzlingly good wide screen, has a decent battery life, very good sound (for laptop speakers), decent enough camera for skype/webcam use” in their review.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Satellite C55 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Satellite C55.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Satellite C55 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago. This laptop supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,600MHz.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast CD-RW Write Speed

The CD-RW write speeds of medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C55 range from 1x to 24x, and the average CD-RW write speed is 6.8x. At 16 CD-speeds, the Satellite C55 has a quite fast CD-RW write speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Toshiba Satellite C55 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Satellite C55 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Non-Operating Vibration

The Satellite C55 has one of the smaller non-operating vibrations (only 1 gravity) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite C55 the non-operating vibrations range from 1G to 160G, and the average non-operating vibration is 2.3G.

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Very Small Non-Operating Shock

The average non-operating shock of portable PCs of this spec and age is 130G. With a non-operating shock of only 60 gravity, the Satellite C55 has a quite small non-operating shock compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C55.

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25 Reasons Against

Small Storage Capacity

One Toshiba Satellite C55 owner who bought the Toshiba Satellite C55 mentioned that it did not have good storage. Pcadvisor.co.uk said on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “Upgrading is not feasible so don't expect to easily fix the limited memory or slow disk storage later” in their Toshiba Satellite C55 review.

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C55 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. When compared to other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Satellite C55 that we have assessed, the Satellite C55's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 756 megahertz 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 notebook PCs of this age and type range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the Satellite C55 has one of the smallest maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Toshiba Satellite C55 is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The Satellite C55 is a two SATA connector notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C55 have between two and three SATA connectors.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Toshiba Satellite C55 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago which have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Asus N56V which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to 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.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Toshiba Satellite C55 has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than most medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago. Most laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all portable PCs of this age and type ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Toshiba Satellite C55 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The internal memory of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 16GB.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA (6GB).

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C55 is 2.9MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. The Satellite C55 has a very small processor cache (only 1 megabyte) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C55.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago have memory clock speeds of between 800MHz and 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Satellite C55 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Satellite C55 is a two processor thread laptop.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Slow CD-RW Read Speed

With a CD-RW read speed of only 16 CD-speeds, the Satellite C55 has a quite slow CD-RW read speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C55. Medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the Satellite C55 have CD-RW read speeds of between 1x and 24x, and the average CD-RW read speed is 23x.

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Quite Slow DVD-RW Read Speed

The DVD-RW read speeds of laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 1x to 8x, and the average DVD-RW read speed is 7.7x. The Toshiba Satellite C55 has one of the slower DVD-RW read speeds (only 6 CD-speeds) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Satellite C55 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Satellite C55 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 C55 has a quite small operating shock compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Satellite C55. The operating shocks of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Satellite C55 range from 0.66G to 140G.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Satellite C55 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Satellite C55.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite C55 that we have assessed, the Satellite C55's maximum turbo frequency of only 2.39 gigahertz is one of the slowest. The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago is 3GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The Toshiba Satellite C55 has a better processor cache level than most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. This portable PC has a L2 processor cache, whereas most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it have a L3 processor cache.

A L2 processor cache is in fact the worst processor cache level amongst all similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Satellite C55.

The best processor cache level across similar types of laptop is L3.

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Quite Slow DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed

With a DVD+R double layer read speed of only 6 CD-speeds, the Toshiba Satellite C55 has a quite slow DVD+R double layer read speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the Satellite C55. The DVD+R double layer read speeds of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 1x to 8x, and the average DVD+R double layer read speed is 6.5x.

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Quite Slow DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years the DVD-R double layer read speeds range from 1x to 8x, and the average DVD-R double layer read speed is 6.5x. With a DVD-R double layer read speed of only 6 CD-speeds, the Satellite C55 has a fairly slow DVD-R double layer read speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Small Operating Vibration

Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Satellite C55 have operating vibrations of between 0.5G and 110G. With an operating vibration of only 0.5 gravity, the Satellite C55 has a quite small operating vibration compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Satellite C55.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Toshiba Satellite C55

Released Over Two Years Ago

Toshiba released the Satellite C55 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.13 gigahertz, the Satellite C55 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Satellite C55 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Satellite C55.

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 15 is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

At 2.4 kilograms, the Satellite C55 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Satellite C55 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Satellite C55.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
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)
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
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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 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
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Processor Code
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
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
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
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

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c55a5105, c55b5364, c55b5364k, c55b5364km
Barcodes 00022265732595, 00766653291348
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