Best Touch Screen Monitors

Review & Comparison, Last Update May 15, 2020
Today, most digital devices we use in our lives have a handy touch screen. Computer monitors are no exception because this technology makes using a PC easy as never before. Take a look at our brand-new touch screen monitor review and pick the best one! ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2020
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Screen Size
Resolution
Panel Type
Response Time
Frequency
Max. Viewing Angles (H/V)
Contrast Ratio
Brightness
Connectivity
Ergonomics
Warranty
 
PROS

This Acer 27" touch screen monitor features a scratch-resistant display with outstanding brightness and contrast. It is compatible with Mac OS, which is rare. And the Acer EcoDisplay technology is a sure way to save a lot on energy spendings. Economy!

CONS
No headphones output on the housing.
OUR VERDICT

This large monitor combines a top-notch image quality with wonderful ergonomics. You will hardly find a better monitor for your cutting-edge computer. Furthermore, the monitor is more durable than most of its counterparts. 

detailed parameters
Screen Size

27"

Resolution

1920 x 1080

Panel Type
VA
Response Time
5 ms
Frequency
60 Hz
Max. Viewing Angles (H/V)
178° / 178°
Contrast Ratio
100 million : 1 (dynamic)
Brightness

300 cd/m²

Connectivity
HDMI, DVI, VGA, 3x USB 3.0
Ergonomics
Tilt (10° - 60°), VESA mount
Warranty

3 years

PROS

The 4K UHD native resolution allows the screen to reproduce crisp and detailed visuals, with brilliant clarity and precise image expression. The gravity sensors will be detecting product direction and automatically rotating the screen accordingly. 

CONS

The speakers are not great. 

OUR VERDICT

The Uperfect Touchscreen Monitor will facilitate both work and entertainment, both at home and on the road. The screen weighs only 2 pounds and, with its slim, 5-mm profile, will turn any flat surface into an excellent workspace.

detailed parameters
Screen Size

15.6"

Resolution

3840 x 2160

Panel Type

IPS

Response Time

N/A

Frequency

60 Hz

Max. Viewing Angles (H/V)

178 ° / 178°

Contrast Ratio

1000 : 1 (static)

Brightness

300 cd/m² 

Connectivity

2 x USB-C, Mini HDMI, 3.5-mm headphone jack

Ergonomics

Gravity Sensor automatic rotation, Integrated adjustable bracket 

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The foldable smart case will be protecting the screen against scratches and dust build-ups on the road. The pen hole on the case will allow you to store the pen and have it always accessible. The ASUS DisplayWidget software will provide automatic screen orientation.

CONS

The DisplayLink drivers are not very compatible with MacBook Pros. 

OUR VERDICT

With its integrated, 7800-mAh battery, ASUS Zenscreen MB16AMT will make sure you're able to work even when there are no outlets nearby and you have no access to electricity. The screen is responsive, so no movements will be wasted. 

detailed parameters
Screen Size

15.6"

Resolution

1920 x 1080

Panel Type

IPS

Response Time

5 ms

Frequency

60 Hz

Max. Viewing Angles (H/V)

178 ° / 178 °

Contrast Ratio

700 : 1 (static)

Brightness

250 cd/m²

Connectivity

USB Type-C , Micro HDMI

Ergonomics

Smart Cover and smart pen hole allow landscape and portrait orientations to adapt easily with auto-rotation, Foldable smart case included

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The ASUS QuickFit Virtual Scale will let you align and preview full-sized photos and documents on the screen before printing them. The ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence tech, with its eight different preset modes, can be used to easily adjust the display to achieve the best color accuracy and image fidelity. 

CONS

You might want to calibrate the colors. 

OUR VERDICT

The ASUS VT229H will streamline the workload and make sure to assist with various tasks. The company's abundant eye-care tech, including ASUS Eye Care, ASUS Flicker-Free, and ASUS Blue Light Filter will let you work for hours without increasing eyestrain and deteriorating your eyesight.

detailed parameters
Screen Size

21.5"

Resolution

1920 x 1080

Panel Type

IPS

Response Time

5 ms

Frequency

75 Hz

Max. Viewing Angles (H/V)

178 ° / 178 °

Contrast Ratio

100 million : 1 (dynamic), 1000 : 1 (static) 

Brightness

250 cd/m²

Connectivity

HDMI, VGA, USB 2.0, 3.5 mm jack

Ergonomics

Tilt (+20°/-5°), Vesa mount 100 mm x 100 mm

Warranty

3 years

PROS

Amazingly responsive multi-touch for your convenience. The Special Helium desk stand allows you to adjust the tilt (from 15 to 70 degrees). The MVA panel displays the black color perfectly well - there are no lighter areas on the screen surface.

CONS
The screen is glaring in the sun, so you should use it in a shade only.
OUR VERDICT

Worthy and advanced LED touch screen monitor that works with all latest Windows versions. This model is compatible with VMware software. The 720p webcam will allow for comfortable video calling. 

detailed parameters
Screen Size

27", 24"

Resolution

1920 x 1080

Panel Type
MVA
Response Time
14 ms
Frequency
60 Hz
Max. Viewing Angles (H/V)
178° / 178°
Contrast Ratio

1000 : 1 (static)

Brightness

217 cd/m²

Connectivity
Analog, HDMI, Display port (w/HDCP), USB 3.0 hub
Ergonomics
Tilt (15° - 70°), VESA mount
Warranty

3 years

Acer (T272HL)

Excellent Features

This Acer monitor model features a 10-point touch screen, meaning it supports 10 simultaneous touching points. With this, flipping through the web becomes a breeze! Zoom in the image using two fingers like you do with your smartphone or tablet. Furthermore, the 10-point screen is good for image editing and turning. And this is just the beginning. It is a somehow rare feature today, but this 27" monitor supports not only Windows 8 and 8.1 but also Mac OS-based computers! What could be better?

The Acer T272HL Widescreen Touch Screen Monitor has a 27-inch 16:9 display. The Full HD 1920x1080 pixels resolution offers you the joy of your favorite movies in a reality-inflicting quality. To achieve a higher response time, the manufacturer used here an up-to-date VA panel that boasts 300 cd/m2 brightness. The viewing angles are the same as the IPS panels provide, whole 178° horizontally and vertically alike. You will be able to watch your movies from literally everywhere in the room. That's the best!

Review of Acer (T272HL) 27-Inch Touch Screen Monitor (1080p, 10-Point Touch)

Great Ergonomics

The variety of ports makes it possible to connect this large touch screen monitor to almost any device. There is an analog VGA port and digital DVI and HDMI ones, and at the side panel, you will find three high-speed USB 3.0 ports to connect your mouse, keyboard, additional hard drives, etc. You wish to listen to music without buying speakers? Easy! The Acer 27-inch monitor has built-in speakers for you! And to top it all, this marvelous monitor can be connected to your mobile gadgets without having to install any additional software.

The Acer T272HL is really modern-looking and ergonomic in design. The glass is scratch-resistant, no worries here. The stand that comes with the supply allows you to tilt the monitor at any comfortable angle between 10° and 60°. The height is also convenient. And at the back panel, you will find special points suitable for VESA 100x100 mm mount, which will help you easily hang this best-performing touch screen monitor on a wall.

Acer (T272HL) 27-Inch Touch Screen Monitor (1080p, 10-Point Touch) in the use

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What customers say about this product

Key Specs

The colors and contrast are amazing and it is very responsive as a touch screen.

Display

The brightness, colors, and clarity are on par for my needs. Sleek with a crisp vibrant display and fully adjustable tilt mechanism that allows for optimal viewing and use.

Features

The touch screen works perfectly, and the screen just looks amazing with great resolution.

Connectivity

(I can send the sound from my laptop to the monitor speakers via the HDMI cable.
 

UPERFECT 15.6-Inch

Gravity Sensors and UHD Resolution

The Uperfect Touchscreen Monitor is not perfect but it is pretty close when you take into account the price and compare that price to that specs. To begin with, the screen's native resolution reaches 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels), which means that the monitor will be able to reproduce the crispest, most detailed visuals, offering precise image expression and stunning clarity. More often than not, touchscreen displays get pretty thick to accommodate the pressure sensors. This is not the case here. On the contrary, the screen is only 5-mm thin. Needless to say, the slim profile makes this device an excellent road trip companion. Contributing towards the same cause is the adjustable bracket, allowing you to position the screen on any surface, at any angle you want.

Gravity sensors are mechanisms that are normally reserved for smartphones and tablets. This screen, unabashed at all, takes the page from these gadgets' book. When you connect the display to any smartphone/tablet, the gravity sensors will detect product direction, automatically switching the display into horizontal or vertical mode according to the product's position. Now, the screen usually takes somewhere around 3 seconds to detect production direct and can only rotate 90 degrees at a time but still, this is awesome stuff here. Plus, when the screen rotates incorrectly, you can always reset the rotation via the menu.

Review of UPERFECT 15.6-Inch 4K Touchscreen IPS Monitor (2160p, USB-C, 10-Point Touch)

Gaming Too? Gaming Too

One would argue that we have already outlined the model's biggest selling point but you can easily make an opposite argument too. To name one, the screen's FreeSync is pretty huge, making this device an excellent gaming attribute too, provided you're using an AMD-based system. When paired with AMD graphics cards, the screen reduces pixel distortion, eliminates motion jitter, and minimizes image artifact. You'll be playing without dropped frames and choppy visuals.

Spending ample time before the screen is not conducive towards keeping your eyesight in the best condition possible, oddly enough. To this end, the monitor's offering Low Blue Eye Care tech, minimizing blue light production to decrease eye strain.

Sure, not everything here is sunshine and rainbows. The integrated 2-watt speakers are not that great but monitors with above-average speakers do not exist within the mid-range price bracket, so what else is new?

Long story short, the Uperfect Touchscreen Monitor is as close to perfection as any display with touchscreen capabilities within this price point has reached.

UPERFECT 15.6-Inch 4K Touchscreen IPS Monitor (2160p, USB-C, 10-Point Touch) in the use

 

ASUS Zenscreen (MB16AMT)

Automatic Screen Orientation

The ASUS Zenscreen MB16AMT lands somewhere between budget and mid-range screens. From some angles, the model's fantastic. First, you have the massive 7800-mAh integrated battery enabling mobile use and productivity on the road without any outlets nearby. The battery easily lasts somewhere around 5-8 hours without recharging (depending on the content and the number of apps you're juggling).

The profile? Pretty good too. Measuring 0.9 mm and weighing less than 2 pounds, this device is among the slimmest touchscreen monitors within its class, so you can always take it with you without worrying about losing precious space in the suitcase and carrying too much extra weight with you.

Not unlike most touchscreen models these days, this bad boy offers 10-point touchscreen capabilities, enabling comfortable multitasking. The sensors are accurate and responsive, facilitating the most seamless experience. You'll be swiping, scrolling, dragging, and gesturing pinches to edit documents, draw on different soldiers, and gaming without using any peripherals. The sensors here are also compatible with Windows 10 but this is nothing new.

What's somewhat new is the ASUS DisplayWidget software enabling automatic screen orientation. Automatically sensing the content's orientation, the software switches the screen from the Landscape to Portrait mode and vice versa. The landscape mode will facilitate presentations and working with spreadsheets, whereas the Portrait mode is more conducive towards comfortable interactions with documents, books, and most websites.

Review of ASUS Zenscreen (MB16AMT) 15.6-Inch Portable Touch Screen IPS Monitor (1080p, 10-Point Touch)

Foldable Smart Case

Where things get hairy is the DisplayLink drivers that you're required to install. They are not very compatible with MacBook Pros. That being said, this is not the biggest issue. A little more upsetting is the model's static 700:1 contrast ratio. Sure, touchscreen monitors are seldom great on the contrast front but this is shoddy even by these devices' standards because the blacks will not look that dark and the whites will not too bright. The upside is the company's signature Ultra-Low Blue Light tech protecting you against harmful blue light emissions and offering 4 blue-light filter settings easily accessible via the on-screen menu.

Last but not least, the foldable smart case protects the screen from dust and scratches during transportation and features a pen hole on the bottom cover to keep it always at hand.

To sum up, the ASUS Zenscreen MB16AMT is all about making sure you remain productive even when the environment is not conducive towards productivity.

ASUS Zenscreen (MB16AMT) 15.6-Inch Portable Touch Screen IPS Monitor (1080p, 10-Point Touch) in the use

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ASUS VT229H

Basically Frameless

Decent touchscreen monitors are usually pretty expensive compared to standard monitors. That's not the case here though. The ASUS VT229H is as good as these displays come and barely costs anything.

First things first, the basically frameless profile makes this monitor look sleek, modern, and minimalistic. At the same time, the super-thin bezel enables seamless multi-monitor setups. The circular base is pretty elegant (considering the product's budget price bracket) and stable enough. Plus, the stand tilts +20°/-5°, so you can choose whatever viewing position you want. The monitor's also VESA-compatible, so you can mount this screen onto any wall/arm.

The company's advanced power-saving technologies make sure that their product is able to perform without drawing too much from the mains, reducing energy bills and making this display as eco-friendly as possible.

Review of ASUS VT229H 21.5-Inch Touchscreen IPS Monitor (1080P, 10-Point Touch)

10-Point Multi-Touch

The product's a touchscreen monitor first and foremost, so its touchscreen performance is paramount to the display's value. Fortunately, we've no complaints here. The screen features 7H hardness, meaning you won't have to press the screen especially hard to receive the necessary response and you also won't be able to damage the screen pressing especially hard from time to time.

Its 10-point multi-touch setup, as you would imagine, enables 10 simultaneous touches, so you'll be able to streamline various tasks, working smarter and much more efficiently than before. You can tap the screen, slide to select, swipe to scroll, pinch/stretch to zoom, rotate the image, and basically do everything that high-end smartphones let you do these days, except you'll be doing that on the not-so-modest 21.5-inch screen.

Incorporating HDMI, VGA, USB 2.0, and the 3.5-mm jack, the product incorporates every interface necessary for most applications.

The people behind ASUS have always been known to incorporate various proprietary technologies and this product follows suit. First, there's the ASUS QuickFit Virtual Scale’s on-screen alignment grid overlay. You can use this feature to align and preview full-sized photos and documents on the screen before printing them. Meanwhile, the ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence tech uses this awesome color engine that comes armed with eight different preset modes. These modes let you easily adjust the display to achieve the best color accuracy and image fidelity for the content at hand.

Bottom line, the ASUS VT229H will streamline the workload and make sure to assist with various tasks. The company's abundant eye-care tech, including ASUS Eye Care, ASUS Flicker-Free, and ASUS Blue Light Filter will let you work for hours without increasing eyestrain and deteriorating your eyesight.

ASUS VT229H 21.5-Inch Touchscreen IPS Monitor (1080P, 10-Point Touch) in the use

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Planar PCT2785

Scratch-Resistant

The Planar Helium PCT2785 is a capacitive monitor supporting a 10-point multi-touch technology, so the display is extremely responsive. There's a glass panel on top of the whole screen; it's scratch-resistant and easy-to-clean. Planar touch screen monitor for PC is compatible with all new Windows versions, including 8.1 and 10. We recommend this computer monitor for software developers and designers, though any common user will also adore this unit.

This LED touch screen monitor is available in 2 screen sizes - 24 and 27 inches. Both are designed for 16:9 aspect ratio, so the image is always wide and natural. The maximum resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD), so the picture is always detailed. No need to remind you that Full HD resolution is the best for watching movies. The response time is rather high - 14 ms, so this monitor isn't actually the best choice for gamers. However, the MVA panel provides high image quality - the colors are vibrant and 'full'.

Review of Planar PCT2785 Widescreen Multi-Touch Monitor

Ports Galore

The Planar Helium touch screen LED monitor offers lots of connectivity options, so you can connect lots of devices to this display. First of all, there's an analog VGA port, so you can easily connect Planar even to a relatively outdated PC. For newer computers and devices, HDMI and Display port (w/HDCP) inputs are available. The monitor has a USB hub (2 x USB 3.0 ports), so you can quickly plug a flash drive or any other device in. Planar is a truly multifunctional model thanks to the built-in camera (HD 720p), microphone, and even a couple of 2-Watt speakers (they produce a fairly good sound, despite small size).

That's a unique monitor with smart design and perfect ergonomics. Special Helium desk stand allows you to adjust the tilt (from 15 to 70 degrees), or you can lay the display flat. Unlike some counterparts, this monitor supports either portrait or landscape orientation, so you can choose the fitting one. If you are going to attach a monitor to a wall, VESA mount compatibility is provided (100 x 100 mm).

Planar PCT2785 Widescreen Multi-Touch Monitor in the use

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What customers say about this product

Key Specs

It s' a Very good touchscreen, very responsive, nice.

Display

The brightness and contrast of the display are also really nice. It comes with a built in webcam as well.

Features

I purchased this touch screen as an update to my personal studio. It works perfectly as a mix controller for audio production.

Connectivity

It offers a good variety of connection options with a DisplayPort, VGA, and HDMI ports.
 

What Is a Touch Screen Monitor?

There are lots of computer monitors on the market today, varying from special gaming displays to cutting-edge curved monitors. However, the release of the latest Windows OS such as 8, 8.1, and 10 made it possible to enjoy touch screen even on PC monitors. Thanks to this technology, any user can interact with Windows (or any other supported OS) really fast and without a need for a mouse or keyboard. It's now possible to switch between apps within a second owing to touch screen LED monitors, and you can imagine how easy watching movies is!

Moreover, a touch screen monitor for computer makes it a real pleasure to draw pictures, particularly kids adore this option. Of course, these touch screens can also make different editing, drawing, and designing tasks much more streamlined and accessible, so there are plenty of professions that benefit from these monitors.

You are also welcome to read our comparison of conventional computer monitors. And if you need a computer monitor mainly for watching movies, make sure to pick one of the best curved computer monitors on our shortlist.

Best Touch Screen Monitors

What Features to Compare

There are many touch screen monitor reviews on the web. We've decided to make it simple and compared the best touch screen computer monitors by the essential features only.

Touch Screen Features

The first feature you should consider when choosing a touch screen monitor for computer is the touch screen features of every device. There are 2 major types of LCD monitor touch screen technologies used in monitors and other gadgets - resistive and capacitive. Resistive panels are already obsolete - they don't support multi-touch, they react to any object, etc. That's why the vast majority of today's touch screen monitors are based on capacitive panels that are much better: they react only to your hands, support multitouch (which allows using a virtual keyboard, zoom images in and out, etc.). Of course, you should check if the monitor is certified by Microsoft. If it is, you can be sure it's fully compatible with one of the latest Windows versions. Keep in mind that uncertified monitors might be incompatible with Windows. Also, some people want to use Mac OS based computers with touch screen monitors. If you are one of them, be sure to pick the monitor which is fully compatible with the latest versions of Mac OS.

Display Specification

The next step you should make is to check the display specification or, in other words, all the crucial features of the screen itself. The first of them is the screen size - a large monitor with a diagonal of 27 inches is considered to be the best for comfortable and versatile use. Such monitors usually support at least Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels), while some of them support the resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, so there will be no granularity on the screen. The image quality heavily depends on the technology used in a panel. We recommend you to pick a monitor with an IPS or VA panel, which provides excellent image quality, wide viewing angles, quick response time, high contrast ratio, etc.

Connectivity

Also, don't forget to pay attention to connectivity options. It's always an advantage for an owner if a monitor has lots of slots and ports, so you can connect it to nearly any PC unit. For example, the best monitors have the following ports: HDMI, VGA, DVI, and Display port. All of them allow you to connect a tablet or a projection device, for example. Having at least 1 USB port is also important; this option allows you to use a monitor as a hub, to charge your gadgets, and so on. Also, the most multifunctional computer monitors have built-in speakers and a camera, so you don't need to buy them for video calls, conferences, etc.

Ergonomics

Finally, you should check the ergonomics. The casing of the monitor should be durable enough - you will touch the screen every day, so you might accidentally flip the device over. Next, any touch screen monitor must be comfortable in use, so find out to what degree you can tilt it. No need to say, it's far easier to use such a screen if it's in a horizontal position. Also, some people like to attach their computer monitor to a wall, and that's when a VESA mount comes in handy. Most monitors have VESA mount support, though some models have a built-in mount.

Did you know?

A brief history of touchscreen technology

-The first touchscreen (or, at least, what historians consider to be the first touchscreen) had been invented by E.A. Johnson at the Royal Radar Establishment, Malvern, UK, around 1965 - 1967. E.A. Johnson published the article in 1968 and it contained a full description of the touchscreen technology for air traffic control.

-Later, in 1971, Sam Hurst (founder of Elographics), who has been working as an instructor at the University of Kentucky, developed a "touch sensor". He called this sensor the "Elograph" and later The University of Kentucky Research Foundation patented it. The "Elograph" didn't look like modern touchscreens nowadays look and it was not very transparent, however, it was a significant step in this field, especially in touchscreen technology in particular. In 1974, the first true touch screen incorporating a transparent surface came on the scene developed by Sam Hurst and Elographics.

-In 1977, Elographics developed and patented a resistive touchscreen technology. In 1977, Siemens Corporation collaborated with Elographics and financed research of the first curved glass touch sensor interface, which became the first true "touch screen" and this device was called as a "touch screen" for the first time. But later, in 1994, February 24, the company decided to change its name from Elographics to Elo TouchSystems.

IBM and Apple rivalry

A couple dozens of years later, the results of different kinds of research on this subject appeared, so the nineties introduced handheld touchscreen technology. In 1993, Apple released the Newton PDA, supplied with handwriting recognition; and IBM made an effort to surpass Apple and released "Simon", that's how they called their first smartphone, which was equipped with a calendar, a notepad, and fax function, and a touchscreen interface that allowed users to dial phone numbers.

Modern days

In the 2000th, this technology appeared to us in more familiar form. Microsoft introduced the Windows XP Tablet edition in 2002. That's how they started their entry into touch technology. However, you could say that the increase in popularity of touchscreen smartphones defined the 2000s. Later, in 2007, Apple introduced the new kind of smartphones, when they claimed to reinvent the phone, and so the world was introduced to iPhone, with nothing but touchscreen technology. In 2011, Microsoft collaborated with manufacturers like Samsung and produced tabletop Surface hardware. Samsung SUR40 is a good example of that. It has a 40-inch 1080p LED and it radically reduced the amount of internal space required for the touch sensing mechanisms. At 22-inches thick, it was thinner than its predecessors, and the size reduction made it possible to mount the display on a wall.


FAQ:

Q: Can I use this with a PS4 or other console?
A: It depends on your monitor model, but most of the modern touch screens are supplied with connectivity ports that fit game consoles. So Xbox and PS4 players can enjoy their favorite games on touch screens.

Q: Can you draw on it? (Not professional drawing, more like annotating)
A: Yes, but only using the right drawing apps. Browse the right app, download it and enjoy your drawing and annotation. Nowadays the app market can offer you a lot of different drawing apps for professionals, amateurs and for those, who want to learn to draw.

Q: Will the monitor work with Windows 10?
A: Yes, it will. All the 2015-2017 monitors work with Windows 10. If the monitor is a couple years elder you'll have to find the right drivers. Moreover, some of the modern models are even more productive on Windows 10. Just check out specs and view of the monitor model you're going to buy.

Q: What power source is required?
A: The monitor will be supplied with a power lead that can be connected to a standard UK socket. If you have some power supply troubles, please, contact support service at your convenience.

Q: Would this be good for making animation and drawing?
A: Depends on the resolution, but mostly it is excellent, so it will certainly be good for making animation and drawing. You can check out some special apps, it will make drawing much more efficient.

Q: Will this work with cubase and other like music software with sliders and knobs?
A: Yes - it will work with any app you'd use a mouse in, however, how it works depends to some extent on the operating system as well as the app. Windows 10 fully supports the multitouch interface beautifully and you can run pretty well touch-only. Mac OS X works well, however, it's not touch-optimized like Windows 10 and some controls expect you to operate like a mouse. And you have to check is your screen Mac OS-friendly. The application also matters, so if it doesn't support things like knobs which "turn" you'll still be limited to the "mouse" action. On the mac I've found it very useful with Logic Audio - it's faster to press on-screen buttons than move the mouse/trackpad to them and click, but not all the monitors are compatible with Mac OS.

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