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Toshiba Thrive 10.1-Inch 16 GB Android Tablet AT105-T1016

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Size:16 GB Product Description Introducing the Thrive™ Tablet by Toshiba, powered by Android™ 3.1, Honeycomb, offering a better way to browse the web, enjoy e-books and HD videos, play games, listen to music and more. Complete, convenient and customizable, it’s everything a tablet can and should be, with a gorgeous 10.1” diagonal high-res multi-touch widescreen display, features you can personalize and speedy performance so you can multitask your way through your digital life (and favorite entertainment) with ease. Amazon.com Product information Size:16 GB Technical Details Collapse all Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM Screen Size 10.1 inches Screen Resolution 1280 x 800 Max Screen Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels RAM 16 GB DDR2 Hard Drive 16 GB Graphics Coprocessor GeForce Chipset Brand NVIDIA Card Description GeForce Graphics Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1 Average Battery Life (in hours) 11 hours Other Technical Details Brand Name Toshiba Series Thrive Item model number PDA01U-00101F Hardware Platform Android Operating System Android 3.0 Honeycomb Item Weight 1.6 pounds Product Dimensions 0.6 x 10.8 x 7 inches Item Dimensions L x W x H 0.62 x 10.75 x 6.97 inches Color black Rear Webcam Resolution 5 MP Processor Count 1 Flash Memory Size 16 GB Optical Drive Type dvd_plus_minus_rw, dvd_rom, dvd_ram, cd_rom, cd_rw Audio-out Ports (#) 1 Battery Type lithium_ion Voltage 240 volts Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. Additional Information ASIN B0052P6DQI Customer Reviews 3.6 out of 5 stars 1,044 customer reviews 3.6 out of 5 stars Best Sellers Rank #18,070 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100) #2,241 in Computers & Accessories > Tablets Shipping Weight 3.85 pounds Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S. International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More Date First Available June 6, 2011 Warranty & Support Amazon.com Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is ‘dead on arrival,’ arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test ‘dead on arrival’ returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. 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Please try again later.JJ5.0 out of 5 starsFor me, Thrive beats Galaxy Tab and Acer IconiaJuly 9, 2011Size: 8 GBVerified Purchase*UPDATE 8* Now Up: See the addendum at the end of this review.I pre-ordered the 32gb Thrive here on Amazon, but got impatient and went to a local retailer just to check them out. We loved this tab so much, we got a 2nd for my husband in 16gb.Toshiba BrandFirst off — No — I do not work for Toshiba. But I fell in love with the brand a little over a year ago when I bought a new Qosmio laptop, and it’s BY FAR the best computer I have ever owned. I love it as much today as the day I got it, so when I found out Toshiba had an Android Tab, I had to take a serious look.Galaxy & Iconia in BriefPrior to learning about Thrive, I was seriously considering the new 10′ Galaxy Tab. I had been coveting the 8′ model for some time, but just wasn’t ready to take the leap. So when the 10′ came along, I just had to stop by a local retailer to try one out hands-on. And I must say, I really fell in love with it — the screen is vivid and stunning, the interface is clean and responsive. And it’s super thin for sure. But, the first thing I noticed was there’s no inputs of any kind; no SD slot, no USB, no nada. The sales rep said that’s because everything is trending toward the ‘cloud.’ Well, that’s all well and good, but I like products that I control, not products that control me (hence why I’m no fan of Apple’s line of iShackle products. I’m all for ‘the cloud’ and have one here on Amazon for my music, but I’m also the type that prefers to have my own stuff stored locally. I also like to get into the nuts and bolts of my peripherals and use them my way, so having no inputs on the Galaxy was a huge letdown for me. I left the store feeling underwhelmed, and like it wasn’t the right time to buy a tablet. But I was bitten by the bug so I went home and started researching other tabs.Reviews here on Amazon had me convinced Acer Iconia was better than Asus Transformer. And the Acer had USB inputs, so I was happy with that. But I’ve never been a big fan of Acer, so I still wasn’t feeling the itch just yet. But then I stumbled upon the Toshiba Thrive, and still being so highly impressed with their laptop, I immediately felt a connection to the Thrive.Every Input I’ll Ever NeedThrive has SD card, USB, mini-USB and full size HDMI ports. And for me, this is where Thrive clobbers the competition — Toshiba just ‘gets it;’ they make products that keep the end user in control and offer a truly freeing experience. I have a full size HDMI port on my Toshiba laptop too, and let me tell you, it completely changed my computing experience! My laptop is connected to a 50′ plasma TV and I use a wireless keyboard and gyration remote for a mouse. Let me tell you, once you use a computer that way, there’s just no going back. So all those inputs on the Thrive was a big clincher for me — and once again, Toshiba stands head and shoulders above the rest in this department. I fully expect to connect my tablet to my HDTV as well. And the on-board SD and USB ports assure I’ll have all the computing freedom and control I’ve come to expect.Vibrant Screen and ColorWhen I first saw the Thrive at my local electronics store, I was a bit concerned the screen wasn’t as vibrant as the Galaxy. But then I remembered Thrive has an auto brightness feature, so I was wondering if that was limiting the saturation in some way. I was easily able to find and navigate the setup menus right there in the store, turned off auto-brightness — and voila! — the Thrive’s screen was every bit as vibrant and rich as the Galaxy! The colors and clarity are nothing short of stunning. I hate to say it, but the screen is probably better than my 50′ plasma (it’s only a couple years old, which already makes it a relic in tech world.)Ease of UseFor me, the truest test of any piece of tech, is the ability to use it straight out of the box with NO help from user manuals. I got a new printer recently and had to fiddle with it for days because the install didn’t set it up properly — and in my book — that’s a sure sign of a piece of junk. This Thrive, however, was very simple and easy to get the hang of within minutes right there in the store. Naturally, that’s as much a testament to Android 3.1 as it is to Toshiba Thrive. Either way, I was doing everything from surfing the net, to customizing the entire interface and settings in minutes, all right there in the store — no user manuals, no nothing. I even tethered it to my cell phone just for fun. The interface is so smooth and responsive, and the Tegra CPU is clearly a beast; no hangs, locking or delays of any kind. Everything was fast, smooth and clean; just the way it should be. In fact, Thrive loaded and buffered YouTube videos better than the Galaxy, though there could be many reasons for that given all the devices on the store’s WiFi network.Rubberized BackSome might not think much of this, but believe me, it’s pretty awesome and makes the Thrive feel like velvet in my hands! It also gives me confidence in the tablet’s durability and build quality. By contrast, both the Galaxy and Iconia have a hard, slick back, and as a result, I personally found them both harder to hang on to. I’m disabled and easily drop things, so I never felt fully confident holding either the Galaxy or Iconia. All of these tabs are just a few weeks old, and it’s worth pointing out that the backs of both the Galaxy and Iconia were scuffed and scratched to the point of making them look junky. Granted, they’re both display models in a high traffic store, but the physical condition of both these tabs after only a couple weeks on display suggests one can expect the same blemishes from personal use over time. By contrast, the Thrive’s rubber backing assures there’ll be no scuffs or scratches on my tab or anything I set it down on. And if it does wear out, I can just buy a new backing in one of 6 cool colors.ThicknessYes, the Thrive is probably twice as thick as the Galaxy, but I’m ok with that. Especially since it isn’t all that much heavier. I think the added thickness is due to the USB and HDMI inputs the Galaxy is lacking. Personally, I’d rather have a slightly thicker tab with all the inputs I want, than a wafer thin tab that has a USB dongle dangling from it that I always have to remember to carry. Smaller and thinner isn’t always better, at least not for my taste. I don’t want a 10′ wafer thin screen that I’m scared to drop or set down anywhere, or that will easily get scratched or cracked. The Galaxy just doesn’t feel very durable, nor did the Iconia. While the added thickness and rubberized back make the Thrive feel more durable; like it could survive being accidentally dropped, or if placed on a table, the rubber backing would help it survive minor spills. Being disabled, I need something durable, and to that end, the Thrive feels like it will easily outlast both the Galaxy and Iconia. And we’re not talking a super thick tablet here; it’s still plenty thin. It’s also very light; if not, my hands would cramp up and I wouldn’t be able to grasp it to begin with.Wider Body – More To Get My Paws On!The Thrive is a bit wider than both the Galaxy and the Iconia — the screen size is the same on all 3, but the Thrive’s casing is about half an inch wider, which is great because it gives me a little more edge to hang on to without my fingers covering part of the screen. I have big hands, so this all adds up to a good thing for me. Overall, the Thrive just feels better in my hands, and more sturdy and durable.Screen ProtectorsI’m a fan of those ‘helicopter blade’ screen protectors and have been using them on all my touch screen devices for years. I went ahead and ordered a full body protector for my 32gb Thrive pre-order. But after getting my hands on my husband’s 16gb Thrive, I’m realizing I don’t want to cover the velvety rubber back of my Thrive with a screen protector. They haven’t arrived yet, but I’m hoping we can use the back of the screen protector on the front of our 16gb Thrive (both pieces appear to be the same shape and size. If not, no biggie, we’ll just order another screen protector. I’m a big believer in screen protection and they’ve saved me from accidental scratches more than once.Entertainment HubI’ve read that Tablets are trying to edge themselves into being the conduit that connects all your devices — TV, cell phone, computer, etc. And after getting this Thrive in my hands, I can see how tablets can easily fill that void. I love my Qosmio laptop, but prefer not to take it away from home. And my smartphone is great, but the screen is just too small to enjoy surfing the net on it. But now with the Thrive, I can stay connected and still enjoy a full-fledged experience on the go, or even at home, all in the palm of my hands. I’ve never been much into social networking, but I’m realizing that for someone with limited mobility, this might be my conduit to the outside world. I can totally see how using this tab in a social aspect while watching TV would broaden and enhance my experience. I just may get into Twitter too, and all that thanks to this Thrive! Duh — I’m starting to get why they named it that to begin with!Replaceable BatterySome people might find this meaningless. But I just had to replace the battery in my expensive Harmony remote and it’s only 2 years old. So for me, having a replaceable battery in an expensive tablet its HUGE! No other brand offers this but Thrive.Bottom Line — my head is reeling a bit from the thought of owning 2 tablets. It’s really not an expense we can afford and I should probably cancel my 32gb pre-order here at Amazon or return this 16gb. But we love it so much… I guess we’ll see what happens. Either way, I really love this tablet and am VERY happy with it. Every once in a while, a product comes along that fits my life like a glove. Last time, it was Toshiba’s Qosmio laptop. This time, it’s their Thrive tablet. These are the first 2 Toshiba products I’ve owned, and I must say, I think Toshiba has won me over for life. The quality, ease of use, superior construction and forward thinking innovation — I’m sold; hands down. There are plenty of tablets out there to choose from. Just do your research and find the one that fits you. For me, that’s Toshiba Thrive. I LOVE this tablet!!7/22/11 UPDATE — Tips & Tricks:After using both 16gb and 32gb Thrive’s for a couple weeks, I thought I’d add this addendum to my review:HDMI DUAL VIEWHook up the Thrive to your HDTV and the screen will display simultaneously on Thrive and your TV; Angry Birds on a 50′ plasma – FUN! I got a 25′ HDMI cable, but am looking into wireless. Picture is stunning. BTW — there’s a reason why HDTVs _don’t_ use mini or micro HDMI — because the signal isn’t as good as full-size HDMI, and only Thrive has that capability.DON’T USE A USB HUBI’ve had spotty results transferring files to Thrive when plugged into a hub. But when I plug the Thrive directly into my laptop’s USB port, I’ve had no issues and transfers are quite fast. (Win 7 Pro 64bit)FIREWALLS CAN BLOCK APPSI was initially having problems downloading apps from the Market while on my home WiFi, but then I realized my router’s firewall was blocking some of Thrive’s inbound traffic. So I set up 2 simple Port Forwarding rules, and voila, problem solved.BATTERY LIFEThrive charges in a about 1 hour; slightly longer if you’re using it while charging. So far, I’ve been getting 14-26 hours per charge while using Thrive on and off throughout the day. My screen is set to 50% brightness with auto-brightness turned off. I leave WiFi on and just let Thrive go into sleep mode when not in use; naturally, the battery lasts even longer if I completely shut down at night. Yesterday, I started the day with 50% battery life left — I played Angry Birds for 4 hrs straight, watched YouTube for an hour, surfed the net and checked email for another hour, and read a book for 90min — all that before the battery finally died and needed a recharge. There’s nothing scientific about my tally, but Thrive is giving me great battery life, IMO.ADOBE FLASH, FAST SURFING & PAGE LOADSSurfing the net is NOTHING like on my phone. Web pages load as fast as my laptop and I can have several tabs open at the same time. Fast, smooth and responsive. Flash works great. Haven’t run into a website yet that doesn’t work.EXTERNAL USB & FLASH DRIVESMake sure they are formatted with FAT (not NTFS) and you’ll have no problems. I even hooked up an external 500gb Western Digital My Passport drive with no issues.WHY 32gb IS BETTER THAN 16 or 8gbThrive comes pre-loaded with many apps; some useful, like Toshiba File Manager and Service Station; some not so useful, and they can’t be deleted. Point being — I’ve never heard anyone complain about having too much HD space. So do yourself a favor and get the largest GB you can afford. SD cards, IMO, are for convenience, NOT for extending your storage capacity and running apps off it. I use mine to view and transfer pics off my digital camera.FUN & HELPFUL APPS>Advanced WiFi Lock Free — this solves the dreaded wake from sleep issue. Go into the app’s settings and UN-check ‘Enable Timeout.’ Prior to this, I experienced the issue twice, but since installing this app, the wake from sleep issue has disappeared. I do sometimes have to push the power button twice to get it to wake from sleep. But other than that, I don’t have any complaints about how the buttons work.>Talking Panda Free — fun for kids of all ages!>Amazon Kindle — read your digital books on Thrive. Just wish it had text-to-speech.>DirecTV — program your DVR(s) on the go and never miss a fave TV program.>Angry Birds — I never thought I’d get into this game, but it really is fun. Rio is my favorite edition.>Paint Joy — finger painting on your tablet. Save, share and even watch a time-lapsed rendition of your creations; kinda fun! Let loose your inner artist!THRIVE PORTFOLIO CASEI got this case for outings away from home. But at home, I prefer using Thrive without the case. The Thrive is thicker than Galaxy, but I probably would have left Galaxy in it’s case, because I didn’t like how slick it felt. So Thrive without a case is about the same thickness as with Galaxy with a case.ENTERTAINMENT CENTERThrive has already become another component of my home entertainment system. I use it simultaneously while watching TV or even surfing the net on my laptop, which is hooked up to my 50′ plasma. The Thrive has become an addition and a natural extension of my home entertainment center.That’s it for now; I’ll add more in time, if I think of anything.9/5/2011 UPDATE 2 – over 2 months and still loving my Thrive. Here’s a couple extra helpful tips:HDTV VIA THRIVEWe took our Thrive on vacation with us for our anniversary (happy 21st to us!) and hooked it up to the hotel’s 42′ HDTV. Thanks to Thrive’s full-sized HDMI port, we easily ran a 25′ cable right to our bed and watched our fave TV shows right off the TV network’s websites while connected to the hotel’s free WiFi.THRIVE DOCKDo yourself a favor and get one if the expense fits your budget. It’s a tad overpriced at $50 with no power supply (it uses the one that came with Thrive) but it doubles as a great lap stand and makes charging the Thrive much more convenient; just slip it in and out of the cradle. Don’t like how the adapter fits into the Thrive itself and the dock solves that problem. Also, Thrive looks great on display in the dock too. I suppose if you don’t mind changing the screen timeout a lot, you could even use it as a digital picture frame (just be careful with that if running off the battery. I have a review for the Toshiba Thrive Multi-Dock with HDMI too if you’re interested.PORT FORWARDINGI was going to post specifics in my last update, but thought it might be different for everyone and didn’t want to misinform. But in case it helps anyone, here’s how I fixed the problem I had with downloading apps from the Market on my home WiFi:I have my router’s firewall set to high, and when I played around with the different security levels, I noticed the 2 that were blocking my Thrive were Real A/V port 7070 and T120 port 1503. I set 2 specific rules and opened those ports for my Thrive, and then the Market apps downloaded without issue. (these were both inbound traffic. You have to know a little about port forwarding for this to make sense, but it’s not that hard to do; a quick Google search never hurts. :-)MORE GREAT APPS> Scrabble is interesting because you can play online over time. I have 30 games going any given week. The app is a bit buggy, but it’s still fun and I’m sure they’ll improve on it.> Documents To Go is half off @ $7.99 in the Amazon AppStore> Twitter – works well but I’m still learning and don’t tweet much, mostly follow.> Gmail comes standard with the tab. GDocs and all of Google’s stuff is awesome.> GOOGLE SKY helped us find Jupiter, Mars, all the planets and stars in our solar system last night!! CQQL!!> The Kroger app lets me add digital coupons to my grocery store club card.> DirecTV Remote controls my TV’s DVR; kinda neat.> Weather Bug for Honeycomb has a neat widget where you can flick up or down to change the temperature amongst your saved locations> Cloudy is a fun paper airplane game> PhotoShop Express is free and always good to have.> MXvideo Player has neat swipe controls that make it easy to forward, pause and reverse vids while they are playing.> the Bookmarks widget that comes standard with the tab lets you scroll through thumbnails of each web page.> Vevo and TV.com apps have some good content> Fruit Ninja is surprisingly fun; I like Zen Mode. It speaks to my inner samurai.> and don’t forget my all time fave: Lily The Talking Panda> All of these apps have free versions; the only one I’ve paid for so far is Paint Joy Pro at $1.99.> & Remember – 1 FREE PAID APP A DAY here on Amazon!That’s all for now folks!;oDUPDATE 3 – 9/27/2011Over 3 months and I still L-O-V-E my Thrive! It’s a cornerstone of my entertainment experience. I do take it with me when I venture out, but home is my primary use. It is ALWAYS in my lap. Instant fit in my life and fills a void no other device can. Perfect!Here’s the latest Helpful Tips I’d like to share:Project Your ThriveI recently discovered that Thrive can be hooked up to an Epson Projector, which can be invaluable for those doing business presentations. Just plug in a standard HDMI cable from Thrive to the projector, and it will project your Android tablet onto any surface. Sure, you could do this with another tab, and HDMI dongle, or micro connection, but I never like being caught in the lurch with nonstandard cables. I’ve been caught more than once with a proprietary cable that’s failed. I much prefer the convenience and reliability of Thrive’s full size onboard ports. I have a review for the Epson Multimedia Projector on that page as well.Tablets Are Touchy-FeelyFor me, a tablet is a tactile experience, hence, external keyboards and mice are not required. I’ve tried them both and found them counterintuitive. If I want to use those things, I’ve got a great laptop for that. A tablet is a device that stands on its own like no other. It is a personal item, hence, it should feel good to hold. It’s not a cell phone. It’s not a computer. It doesn’t play by the same rules. Quite simply, it’s the most personal and indispensable component of all my tech items and fills a void no other device can.More Fun Apps:> Weather Bug for Honeycomb has changed its name to AccuWeather for Honeycomb. It’s still the best weather app I found; the widget is great.> Days Left — has a neat widget that goes on your desktop and can countdown the days to special events and occasions.> Amazon AppStore has a great app that makes it easy to shop for apps and get their Free App of the Day.> Airport Mania 2 — has become one of my favorite games. Think Chevron Toy Cars with wings! The object is to land planes at your airport, wash, paint, load & unload packages and passengers, maintain and fuel up all the planes visiting your airport, and safely send them on their way. It’s like being an Air Traffic Controller, but fun!> Word Mix — a unique word scramble game that is addictive. You can play against the clock or Puzzle Mode.> WiFi Finder — will find free WiFi Hot Spots in a Google Earth-type layout. It finds everything in your vicinity and maps it. Be sure to download the offline database within the app, so you can use it without a WiFi connection.> Rocket Bunnies — If you read that title without a smile on your face, then you won’t have any fun playing this game!> Prize Claw — why waste money at a stupid machine, when you can play this for free! The teddy bears are cute, too!> Paradise Island — think Sim City> Flying Penguin — slide on your tummy, away from the polar bear, before he eats you up!> Fat Booth — ever wonder what you’d look like chubby?! (or people you know or stars & celebrities)> Guinea Pig Getaway — yes, it’s as adorable as the title. Tilt and move your tablet to help guide their boat and escape the big meanie chasing them.> Foto Tiles Slideshow — turn your desktop into a collage of personal photos that change on a timer; think digital mosaic, only it’s a live desktop, not a screen saver.And last, but not least, I’d like to share a post written by Pie Grrrl, in the discussion section of this review – she had a VERY interesting conversation with some techies over at Best Buy, who gave their candid impressions about Thrive and other tablets. The direct link to her post is below. In brief, here’s the just of what she learned:> All of them highly coveted the Thrive; the feel, the look and the full size ports.> All of them are gamers and mostly used their tablets at home; like I said in the review, these fill a void in everyone’s home entertainment experience. Personally, I live in a bit of a bubble, and my Thrive has been a natural fit in my life and a conduit to the world. It’s indispensable.> 20+ tablets coming out, including a newer, thinner Thrive. Personally, I’m excited to see what Amazon’s got up their sleeve with their upcoming new tab. I’m hoping for a slide-out keyboard, not that I’m in the market or could even afford to buy! I just like drooling over new tech.> Sales are tied between the Xoom and Thrive. The Xoomer’s aren’t interested in the ports; the Thriver’s are.> the guys loved the Android platform vs. Apple’s because they loved tinkering with the tablets and rooting them. Personally, rooting is nothing to be afraid of, and gives custom access and features to any Android tablet or phone. Just be aware it voids your warranty. I’ll probably be rooting my Thrive once it’s a little older.Looks like Amazon removed the link, so if you’re interested, just look for Pie Grrrl’s post in this review’s discussion section: Posted on Sep 27, 2011 3:51:40 PM PDT.And lastly, and this time I mean it, a word about NetFlix — I’ve cancelled my account, but some people have found a workaround until the official app is released. Point being, it will work, but just do a Google search, and I’m sure you’ll find plenty of info. Having said that, Amazon VOD works perfectly, no tinkering required.BTW — there’s a post in this review’s discussion thread, where on September 7, 2011 2:48:15 PM PDT — where U. Shelat says explains how to get NetFlix working; As I no longer have NetFlix, I cannot verify if this works or not.Okay, I lied, I have to leave you with 1 last suggestion… get the Kindle app and read Jermaine Jackson’s book about his brother Michael — it’s riveting. Yes, I have a review there, too. Love reading Kindle books on m Thrive. The book is called You Are Not Alone: Michael, Through a Brother’s EyesThat’s all for now, folks!Go forth all, and ‘Androidify’ your Life!(Believe it or not, I didn’t just coin that, it’s actually an app):oDUPDATE 4 10-18-2011Had an interesting experience with an iPad today…Ran into someone who was trying to get photos transferred to their iPad — they fumbled with hooking it up to their laptop, syncing to iTunes, then futzed another 30 minutes unable to make anything happen. I just smiled. Told the person how much I genuinely admire Mr. Jobs’ genius, but wouldn’t it be easier to just have onboard ports like on my Thrive -?- you’d be 30 seconds away from being done. :oD>MORE GREAT APPS:>Webroot Security – FREE anti-virus, secure web browsing and rogue app scans. Paid version includes ability to wipe a lost device clean on command.>Thumb Keyboard – Split your tablet’s keyboard to the left and right corners of the screen — makes typing and texting just as fast as a cell phone.>Circle Launcher – A nifty launcher widget that you place on your homescreen. Choose from a circle, a horizontal or a vertical line.>ADA Disabled Service Members – Free Americans With Disabilities Act info for Returning Service Members.Androidify all!:oDUPDATE 5 10-21-11Thrive just got an update adding Google Video support; basically movies on demand for a small fee. Between that, and Amazon VOD playing so well on Honeycomb and the Upcoming Kindle Fire, I’m beginning to think Netflix not working on Android Tabs is no accident. Either way, Netflix’s time may well have come and gone, by their own doing as much as anything else.No word on

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