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Best Windows 8 Tablet Comparison Chart (Continuously Updated)

To help you decide on which Windows 8 Tablet to buy, see the Windows 8 Tablet comparison chart below. This chart was put together from a variety of sources such as Engadget, The Verge, PC Mag, CNET, lilputing, and from the manufacturers’ own websites. Use this chart and the linked articles to decide the best tablet to buy.  This Windows Tablet comparison chart will be continuously updated. If you would like to submit an addition to this Windows tablet buying guide, please use the comments section below.  More tablets are coming soon!

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Windows Tablets
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Tablet Review Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Microsoft Surface Pro Microsoft Surface 2 RT Microsoft Surface RT Acer Iconia W700 Acer Iconia W3 Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 ASUS Vivo Tab Smart Samsung ATIV Tab 3 Lenovo Miix Acer Iconia W510 Samsung ATIV Smart PC Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro ASUS Taichi LG H160 Vizio Windows 8 Tablet Product Detail
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Extras Touch Cover, Type Cover Touch Cover, Type Cover Touch Cover, Type Cover Touch Cover, Type Cover Included Keyboard Dock Optional Keyboard Dock Stylus Optional Keyboard Dock Optional Keyboard Dock Optional Keyboard Dock Optional Keyboard Dock Optional Dock Optional Keyboard Dock $150 Optional Dock Dual Screen Sliding Keyboard 1920 x 1080 Full HD, AMD Graphics Extras
Release Date 10/22/2013 Jan-13 10/22/2013 10/26/2012 10/26/2012 6/24/2013 August 2013 July 2013 10/26/2012 10/26/2012 10/26/2012 6/20/2013 Release Date
Software
Operating System Windows 8.1 Pro Windows 8 Windows RT Windows RT Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Operating System
32/64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 64 bit 32 bit 32 bit 32 bit 32 bit 32 bit 32 bit 32 bit 64 bit 32/64 bit
Microsoft Office Included No No Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Microsoft Office Included
Processor, Memory, and Storage
Processor Intel Core i5 (Haswell) Intel Core i5 NVIDIA Tegra 3 Intel Core i3 1.80 GHz, Intel Core i5 1.70 GHz Intel Atom Z2760 1.80 GHz Intel Atom Intel Atom Z2760 1.80 GHz Intel Atom Z2760 1.80 GHz Intel Atom Z2760 1.80 GHz Intel Atom Z2760 1.80 GHz Intel Atom Intel Atom Clover Trail Intel Core i5 Core i5/i7 Intel Atom AMD z60 dual-core 1GHz Mobile Processor Processor
Memory 4GB-8GB 4GB 2GB 2GB 4GB 2GB 2GB 2GB 2GB 2GB 2GB 2GB 2GB 4GB 4GB 2GB 2GB Memory
Solid State Drive (SSD) 64GB/512GB 64GB/128GB 32GB/64GB 32GB/64GB 64GB/128GB 32GB/64GB 16GB/32GB 64GB 64GB 64GB 32GB/64GB 64GB 32GB/64GB 128GB 128GB 64GB 64GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
Display and Graphics
Screen Size 10.6″ 10.6″ 10.6″ 10.6″ 11.6″ HD 8″ 10.1″ 10.1″ 10.6″ 10.6″ 10.1″ 11.6″ 11.6″ 11.6″ 11.6″, 13.3″ 11.6″ 11.6″ Screen Size
Screen Resolution 1920×1080 1920×1080 1920×1080 1366×768 1920×1080 1280×800 1366×768 1366×768 1366×768 1366×768 1366×768 1366×768 1366×768 1920×1080 1920×1080 1366×768 1920×1080 Screen Resolution
IPS / HD HD HD HD IPS / HD HD HD HD IPS / HD
Chipset Intel 4000 Intel 4000 Intel 4000 Intel 4000 Intel 4000 Intel 4000 Intel 4000 Chipset
Network and Communication
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11n Wi-Fi
Bluetooth / NFC Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth / NFC
3G/4G Broadband 3G/4G optional 3G Optional 3G Optional 3G/4G optional 3G/4G optional 3G/4G Broadband
Cameras
Front Facing Camera 720p MP Unknown 3.5MP 720p 1.3MP 2MP 2MP 2MP 720P 1.3MP 2MP 2MP 2MP 2MP MP Unknown 2MP Front Facing Camera
Rear Facing Camera 720p MP Unknown 5MP 720p 5MP 2MP 8MP 8MP ? MP 8MP 8MP 8MP MP Unknown Rear Facing Camera
Audio
Stereo Speakers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes, SRS Stereo Speakers
Microphones Yes Yes Yes, 2 Yes, 2 Yes Yes Yes Microphones
Mic/Headphone Jack(s) Headphone Headphone Headphone Headphone Headphone Headphone Combo Headphone Mic/Headphone Jack(s)
Ports
Video Out Mini Display Port Mini Display Port HD video out port HD video out port Micro HDMI Micro HDMI Micro HDMI Micro HDMI Micro HDMI Micro HDMI Micro HDMI Micro HDMI Micro HDMI Micro HDMI HDMI Micro HDMI Micro HDMI HDMI
USB Ports USB 3 USB 3 USB 3 USB 2 USB 3 Micro USB Micro USB Micro USB Micro USB Micro USB Micro USB USB Ports
SD Slot Micro SD Micro SD Micro SD Micro SD No Micro SD Micro SD Micro SD Micro SD Micro SD Micro SD Micro SD Micro SD Micro SD Micro SD SD Slot
Battery Information
Expected Battery Life 7 hrs. 5 hrs. 10 hrs. 8 hrs. 9 hrs. 8 hrs. 10 hrs. 8.5 hrs. 10 hrs. 8 hrs. 13.5 hrs. 8 hrs. 9 hrs. 10 hrs. 5 hrs. Expected Battery Life
Battery Details 48 W 42 W-h 24 W 31.5 W-h 54 W-h 33.3 W-h Battery Details
Peripherals and Accessories
Keyboard Dock Optional Optional Optional Optional No Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional Included N/A N/A No Keyboard Dock
Stylus/Digitizer Pen Included Included No No No No No Included ??? Included N/A N/A No Stylus/Digitizer Pen
Dimensions and Weight
Weight 2.0 lbs. 2.0 lbs. 1.49 lbs. 1.5 lbs. 1.1 lbs. 1.54 lbs. 1.1 lbs. 2.3 lbs. 1.8 lbs. Weight
H x L x W 0.53″ x 10.81″ x 6.81″ 0.53″ x 10.81″ x 6.81″ 0.35″ x 10.81″ x 6.79″ 0.37″ x 10.81″ x 6.77″ 0.5″ x 11.6″ x 7.5″ .04″ x 8.6″ x 5.3″ 0.34″ x 11.58″ x 7.43″ .03″ x 10.2″ x 6.6″ .39″ x 11.66″ x 7.53″ H x L x W
Windows Tablets
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Best Windows Tablets Under $500

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Looking for the best Windows Tablet under $500?  Want to know which Windows 8 Tablet you should purchase? There are a couple compelling options in this price range.  Options include the Asus VivoTab Smart and the Acer Iconia W3.  If you are willing to spend a little more, you might consider the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2.  Check out the article, Best Windows Tablets Under $500 to see what I recommend.

Best Price for Windows 8 Tablets

If you are totally interested in the lowest price, consider the Acer Iconia W3. At a retail price of $299, it has the best price we’ve seen so far for a new Windows 8 Tablet.  The Acer Iconia W3, while it’s not the best tablet to buy, it offers a lot of value.

Windows 8 Tablets with Special Features

In the special features department, look no further than Microsoft’s own Microsoft Surface. The Microsoft Surface tablets come with the innovative accessory called Touch Cover. It doubles as a protective cover for the device and as a keyboard with touch pad. This clever accessory will ensure that the MS Surface serves as a productivity device as well as a content consumption device.

Windows 8 Tablets for Power Users

For power users, consider the top of the like Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro. It will feature an Intel Core i5 processor, 256GB of SSD storage, an 11.6″ screen with 1920×1080 resolution, USB 3.0, and a ton more features. If you really want an high end Windows Tablet, check out the Asus Taichi. It features dual displays and an Intel Core i7 processor. This Windows tablet may be more powerful that your current desktop! I’m a bit skeptical about possible uses for the dual displays. I look forward to learning how people will use them.

Which Windows Tablet Do I Own?

I wanted to love the Microsoft Surface Pro.  I loved absolutely love the Touch Cover accessory. Always having a light weight keyboard with my Windows tablet would have been a huge plus.  I also like the included stylus.  Unfortunately, the short battery life of the Microsoft Surface Pro was the deal breaker for me.  I’m hopeful that the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 will fair better in terms of battery life.

My second choice, which turned out to be my first choice, is the Acer Iconia W700. The included dock and Bluetooth keyboard allows me to use the device as a workstation when I’m at home. The Acer Iconia is also the fastest, and the longest lasting Intel core Windows 8 Tablet available.  I am actually able to play Half Life on the Acer Iconia W700.  Another thing to note is that newer versions of this Windows tablet includes a keyboard case.

I expect the next generation of Windows 8 Tablets to be more compelling in terms of price and performance, when compared to the first generation Windows tablets.  But until the new Windows tablets start shipping, I believe the Acer Iconia W700 is the best available Windows 8 Tablet. Check out my Acer Iconia W700 Unboxing Video:

Windows RT: The Other OS

If you are interested in the newest addition to the Windows Operation System line up, consider one of the Windows RT based tablets. Windows RT tablets should be cheaper and longer lasting than the Windows 8 tablets. These devices should be able to run apps comparable to what’s available on an iPad. Note that since these devices do not run the full version of Windows 8, some of your favorite apps may not be available on RT devices.

Available Windows RT tablets include the Microsoft Surface RT, the Asus Vivo RT, and the Samsung ATIV Tab. If priced correctly, these devices should compete well with the iPad and the best Android Tablets. However, with Windows 8 tablets now in the $500 range, I have to wonder if consumers will just spend a little more money and get a Windows tablet that can run all of the apps they currently use.

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Which Windows Tablet will you Choose?

Do you know which Windows tablet you will buy? Are you still undecided? Have you made your selection? Use the comments section below to share your thoughts.


About Quentin Moore

Quentin Moore is the creator and senior editor of Tech Blog TV. He's a self proclaimed Tech Guru and spends most of his non-working hours playing with or blogging about tech gadgets. Check out Quentin's Google Plus Page.

78 comments

  1. nice tablet comparison!

  2. Why no mention of the Dell Venue of Toshiba Encore tablets?

  3. Nice comparison mate ! This table sorts out the best tablets from the rest .

  4. Any reason for not including the HP Omni 10?

  5. The price changes too frequently. it is hard to compare the value. I think the Asus Transformer T100 is great.

  6. Great comparison, extremely detailed! thanks so much

  7. What about now obsolete Dell Latitude 10 and replacement Venue 8 and 11?

  8. I love your comparison. Will you get a chance to update it soon? I’m actually looking for a Bay Trail powered tablet with 8 or 8.1 Pro, full size USB and 3g/4g . Any ideas? I’ve currently got the Thinkpad 2 but it’s not happy with the 8.1 upgrade.
    Thanks for your hard work, BTW

    • This is absolutely a fine work I really appreciate it

      Using the videos is cool for comparison .. And top 10 is also nice

      Keep it up

      thanks

  9. I have been waiting quite some time for tablets to get to the point where they are more oriented toward serious business use and could actually replace a laptop. I would accept nothing less than a unit with a 256 GB SSD. The new surface pro 2 is likely my best bet due to the available 256 and 512 gb options. By the time you get the surface pro 2 with a 512 gb drive and a battery-keyboard and docking station, you’ve spent 2200.00. Seems pretty steep considering it should be obsolete in all of 6 months. Therefore, it may be worthwhile waiting for some of the competition to offer the same and drive down some of the prices.

  10. I’m looking for a tablet to use for business travel and I’d like to be able to connect it to my HD TV via a
    HDMI connector (to use NetFlix). I need to create and edit MS Excel and Word docs.
    I need a USB port and keyboard.

    Can you help with a recommendation?

    • Do you need a tablet right away? Right now I think Windows Tablet consumers should wait until a few second generation tablets are released.

      I think the Dell Venue 11 Pro is compelling but it’s not available yet.

      I haven’t tested the Surface Pro 2 but I suspect it won’t be at the top of my list.

  11. Great list, just one problem I noticed, you have microSD listed on most models but seeing as this format maxed out at 2gb I would bee surprised if any of them actually used it. It would be highly beneficial if you could list the tablets as being microSDHC or microSDXC some consumers may not understand the difference but SDXC is far superior both in data transfer rates and card sizes microSDCH tops out at around 24MB/s whereas SDXC is hundreds of MB/s, SDHC maxes out at 32 gigs and SDXC can address 2TB. There are already 64 GB microSDXC cards and 256GB full sized ones. I understand that the data may be hard to find, perhaps you could put a microSDHC? when it cannot be determined. With such low memory options on allot of these tablets and no way to upgrade the hdd in most of them which type of sd slot they have is very important to consumers who understand the issue.

    Tablets that are microSDXC
    Surface pro
    Surface pro 2
    ASUS Taichi
    ASUS Vivo Tab Smart
    Samsung ATIV Tab 3
    Acer Iconia W510 – reported working not on spec sheet
    Samsung ATIV Smart PC
    Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx

    I would also recommend pruning the list, Windows RT is not really windows and should not be counted as a windows tablet. Touch screen notebooks with bases permanently connected to the screen I would call something other than a tablet perhaps a convertible. With allot of nice tablets coming in the next few days your list will get quite cluttered unless you become a little selective and I think keeping it to pure tablets would be a good way to do that.

  12. Why aren’t any Dell tablets listed??

  13. This might be a really stupid question but…..How would one load things onto the tablet if all I have is software from CDS/dvds that I paid for such as photo software? I saw that they sent a reinstall disk???? How would you load that if needed when these tablets don’t have DVD/CD Drives?

    • If the tablet has usb ports then an external dvd drive is a fairly cheap option. Using a “normal” computer you could also copy the files from the dvd onto a thumb drive.

      You can get more exotic with virtual drives or using shares on a windows pc but the first 2 options are probably easiest.

  14. It would be useful to breakdown the Windows 8 spec further into Std and Pro.

  15. I mean which others have built in GPS?

    • I would like to see this as well, but not many will have this, perhaps an other features row that could include things like fingerprint reader and swappable batteries.

  16. dell latitude 10, toughpad fz-g1, any others?

  17. Quentin… you sir, ROCK!!!! Thanks for this great table…. was exactly what I needed!

  18. Any thoughts on the Fujitsu q702 and the Gigabyte s1185 vs say the surface pro or the Samsung ATIV?

  19. What do you think is the best tablet batter life wise and longevity. I got the Surface Pro and sadly the battery lasts 4 hours…. I am really considering returning it. For example last night I turned it on to play some music, and it died really fast. I feel that with Haswell and it’s power efficiency we should be seeing some really good tablets lasting long. I liked the split envy as the battery life supposedly is 14 hrs. Have you tested this?

    • In general, I tell people to wait for the next generation of Windows Tablets instead of buying one today. New Windows Tablets featuring the Haswell processor will provide a good balance of performance, price, and battery life.

      If you really want to buy an Intel based Windows Tablet today, the Acer Iconia W700 offers the best battery life (around 7 hours).

      If you want an atom based tablet, there are many choices. I like the Acer Iconia W3 since it’s cheap, long lasting, and portable. Plus it includes MS Office. The screen sucks though.

  20. Good job in compiling the report.. Both Surface RT & Surface Pro comes with Office built right-in.. In fact, all Windows Tablets comes with Office built-in.. The report shows No Office present in Pro and the rest, which is not true..

    • Looking to enter the techno world of pc’s but I have a limited budget to the tune of about $400.00. My laptop is in non-working order so I would like something that can replace that with other attractive features that will be helpful for a small business. Any suggestions… I might mention that this purchase must be made at Staples as this is the amount of the replacement cost that they offered me. Thanks for all your effort in collecting data! It would be great if you could point me in the right direction. Blessings!

    • I have Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2. Neither had Office preinstalled.

  21. Hi thanks for share a huge tablets list. i like samsung galaxy 8.0.

  22. Your table lists the Asus VivoTab Smart as having a stylus/digitizer pen included. That is not correct. Bummer. It would be a perfect cheap tablet with the pen.

  23. Are you still updating this chart? Weights for all devices would be helpful. Thanks!

  24. How about the Razer Edge and Edge Pro?

  25. The chart is unique -and great!- but it’s becoming a little crowded and difficult to read. Could you please make 2 charts, one tor core and a separate one for atom processors? Because the important different price range (and performance) beween Core and Atom powered tablets it seems better to separate them. Thanks for the work done so far and for the continuous update.

  26. Sharon Stenhouse

    Awesome chart Quentin, thanks. My son currently has a Nexus tablet, but have to update for high school next year. Heading overseas shortly and trying to decide to get now or wait… School recommends the ASUS VivoTab or the Dell Latitude 10 tablet. I was leaning towards your recommended Asus W700 so he can use for high resolution games and everything he does. He does have a really good laptop also though. Thoughts – wait or jump in now to get a cheaper deal from Singapore? We are in Australia.

    • If you don’t mind paying extra, I would definitely get the Acer W700 over anything else that is currently shipping. Make sure you get the newer one that comes with a keyboard case!

      The second option would be to wait for a second generation tablet that uses the Haswell processor.

      Option 3a and 3b would be the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 or the Asus VivoTab Smart.

      All of these tablets have their own pros and cons. At least with the W700 you get performance, battery life, a dock, and a keyboard.

  27. Although its undocumented, the Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700t (Model XE700T1C-A02US as sold by the Microsoft Store) has a built-in GPS sensor. When turned on in the PC Settings ( identified as GNSS under wireless ) it provides real satellite acquired data to the Windows Location Services. I’ve verified that its working as it provided real-time speed and altitude information to a Windows-8 ready navigation program while driving. Older navigation programs will not work as the new Windows Location Services do not provide NMEA data through a serial port. There is built-in Broadcom GPS chip in the unit and it shows up in device manager.

  28. I have some software that only works with Windows, mainly require tablet for work, music and some apps. Prefer rough and tough stuff. Acer, Asus, Samsung or Microsoft? Shall I wait for new releases? Also require 3 G or the dongle ( USB) for an internet SIM card. Will Office 2013 be installed in Asus, Acer

  29. Very Helpful Info packed into 1 page! :] thanks! if it’s ok, can u pls add the Asus Vivotab Smart variant? :] More Power!

  30. Which tablet with win8 pro includes built-in GPS ?

  31. We have a Demo HP ElitePad which does not appear on your list. It is a business grade tablet which, combined with the dock for it, would be a workstation replacement option for general users. The only downside is the 1280x resolution which was apparently deliberately chosen for legacy business apps that may not like the higher standard screen res. If they bump up the screen res, it will be a winner. The dock supports 4 usb ports for standard keyboard and mouse users plus video ports for twin screen operations. Unfortunately the HP Envy does not fit this dock.

  32. I’m tryng to figure out which way to gowith a Win8 tablet/hybrid.  I want Win8Pro, not RT, so that narrows the field a bit.  I love the surface Pro but am concerned about the usefulness of the 10″ screen to do spreadsheets and te like.  I’m trying hard to find ONE of these units that will give me the most “laptop-like” experience but still give me the flexibility of a tablet when I want one.  I’ve been looking for a list like yours for a while now, thanks for continually updating it!

  33. Cool, you have done a lot of work to get all the Windows 8 Tablet information at one place. Thanks for it. 

  34. window 8 is very amazing tablet for android based tablet

  35. Thanks very much for the very useful comparison table (and keeping it updated)! I’m just getting into the tablet scene/choices and this is super handy.

  36. This says it’s continuously updated.  When was the chart last updated?

    •  I have a new chart ready but WordPress is choking on it because it’s so big.  I’m now trying to figure out how to display a large table in WordPress.  I may have to * gasp * create a separate HTML page!

  37. Win8 is awesome and tablets are innovative, I don’t understand all the bad vibes on the market for MS products

  38. I think the two acer machines are awesom for their price but the best of all these tablets will be MS SURFACE PROOO Only bomer is hy cost little battery life

  39. I was happy to see that someone made a comparison list but did not find the samsung series 7 slate (i5).  If you do not include it in a future comparison list which tablet listed do you think has similar if not the same specs?  Thanks 

  40. Goodness it’s hard to find out which tablets have GPS built-in.

  41. It would be great if you could also include in the chart the information about pen input support, weights and dimensions. Especially weights – that would be very helpful. Thank you. Great job, by the way!

  42. after 13 days just returned an ASUS Vivo RT. (It had a Mini HDMI & USB ports) Excellent tablet design, great keyboard (free @ Staples), incredible battery life, particularly when augmented with the doc, but RT is a killer. Mr Moore, thanks for your comparisions.

    •  I use the Microsoft Surface RT mostly for browsing on the go.  But I am looking forward to the Windows 8 tables from Acer and Samsung.  I ordered the Acer Iconia W700 a few weeks back and I plan to order the Samsung Ativ Smart PC Pro today.  I expect them to ship in the next week or so, ahead of Black Friday.

  43. sony duo 11?? tab 20?

  44. Do you know which of these models will come in Windows 8 professional? 

    •  I updated the Windows 8 Tablet comparison chart tonight and I have yet to see any tablet shipping with Windows 8 Professional.  I did see that Dell allows you to add Win8 Pro as a low price option.

  45. I think the Asus Iconia W510 and Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx’s keyboard dock will give an extra 8-10 hours of battery life.  

  46. Samsung Smart PC only have 64 gb ssd, and samsung smart pc pro only have 128 gb ssd.  

  47. SurfaceRT has 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0

    • Thanks. I will be updating the chart shortly.

      • I need something for work travel that runs Windows 8 or 8 Pro (cannot be RT) fast. Not concerned with battery life, so thought the Surface Pro looked best- I need fast & would like nice screen. But I absolutely need a keyboard (& have heard need the stylus). I am very confused as people selling these on ebay new/sealed say are telling me have to buy keyboard separately? I’m having a LOT of trouble finding out what these all actually come with, both on ebay & manufacturer site. (Glad have a start with your chart!!!)
        I had a acer w500 & it ran SLOW SLOW SLOW & fubared so bad Squaretrade sending me a check, so hesitant to get another Acer, plus the docking of the keyboard was not stable at all.
        I guess a yr has gone by- recommendations anyone? This is for reviewing and coding docs for work but want to be able to stream netflix etc & check a LOT of email from several accts.
        Any advice appreciated!!!

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