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Andrew Harrison

Andrew Harrison

Andrew Harrison is Technical Editor at PC Advisor, responsible for writing and editing product reviews as well as overseeing the testing of PCs and laptops for the magazine's monthly charts section. When not at his office desk, Andrew can be found probing the latest tech in the IDG test lab, devising novel ways to evaluate products.

He has a broad interest and experience in computer technology from routers and networking to open-source, Macintosh and Windows systems. Prior to PC Advisor, Andrew worked in technical editing positions in specialist hi-fi and music publications.

 

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Articles by Andrew Harrison


Review: 
OPPO PM-1 review: planar-magnetic headphones offer great build quality and stride ahead with their mastery of bass instruments

The OPPO PM-1 are planar-magnetic headphones that offer great build quality and design, and stride ahead with their mastery of bass instruments.…

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D-Link DIR-880L review: easy-to-configure wireless router offers advanced features and strong performance

D-Link DIR-880L is an easy-to-configure wireless router with enough advanced features to also keep some power users happy. It performs well, too.…

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Linksys EA6900 review: good performing draft-11ac router offers cloud access and an attractive modern interface

The Linksys EA6900 is a draft-11ac router that offers cloud access and an attractive modern interface. Here's our Linksys EA6900 review.

Features: 
Should you pay for internet security software? Why free antivirus is plenty good enough for your PC - never pay for security software

Do you need to pay for internet security software, or is free antivirus alone enough to protect your computer on the internet? Why free antivirus…

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Linksys WRT1900AC review: 802.11ac router is well built, but performance is disappointing

The Linksys WRT1900AC is a well-constructed router with distinctive style and strong build quality, but wireless performance can only be described…

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Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11ac review: 6th generation Apple router is superbly built, easy to use, and fast

Apple's sixth-generation AirPort Extreme router is well built, easy to use and offers superb performance. Here's our AirPort Extreme 802.11ac review.

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Netgear Nighthawk R7000 review: Netgear router sets the benchmark of what is possible with draft 802.11ac technology

From every 802.11ac wireless router we've tested to date, the Netgear sets the benchmark of what is currently possible. It's our fastest 802.11ac…

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View Quest Hepburn review: FM/DAB portable radio more on-trend vintage fashion accessory than audio gem

The View Quest Hepburn is a stylish, vintage-look DAB radio with Bluetooth that offers more to the fashion world than it does to those seeking…

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11 best SSDs 2014: what's the best SSD (solid-state drive) you can buy in the UK?

What's the best SSD (solid-state drive) 2014? As prices start to drop and storage capacities increase, PC Advisor charts the best SSDs…

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Linn Sneaky DSM review - Digital audio streamer and integrated amplifier produces sound fit for only the MP3 generation

An integrated digital audio streamer and stereo amplifier, the Linn Sneaky sounds like a £5,000 amplifier in its control and timing; and a £100…


 

Comments by Andrew Harrison


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Sennheiser Momentum Black review: bloated bass-focused headphone

Thank you PVPSAAAAN for that accolade. I'm... humbled. Does the author of the most-biased-review-on-the-internet get an award to show for it? Even…

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WD LiveWire review

Hi Lyndon It was confirmed as true that the WD LiveWire only has 10/100 ethernet ports. And Western Digital is not alone in putting in…

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Google Android: freephone toll

Hi SamDe, care to elaborate on your comment? I'd welcome any feedback for factual inaccuracies I may inadvertently have made. Thanks, Andrew…

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Google Android: freephone toll

Not necessarily – in our group test of 25 Android anti-malware apps, there were three products that identified 90% or more of the malware samples.…

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iPad review

Hi Oliver, thanks for the post – I hadn't heard that story about iOS crashing more than Android. And a story I believe it to be, based on my own…

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iPad review

Withholding tech? Care to expand? It doesn't need to match competitors; if they want to make a viable tablet then it's they that need to catch up…

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Quiet PC Serenity Z68 Gamer Xtreme review

We have now heard back from Quiet PC, which informed us that the price of some sub-components had increased and these were automatically but…

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus review

Hi Kieran Thanks for your comments! Choice is good, a point I certainly appreciate. And for powerful reasons of personal principle I can truly…

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Palicomp Phoenix i5 Solar Flare review

Hi Andy The XFX components look about right as substitutes. But please get in touch with me directly so I can clarify some other points:…

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Apple MacBook Pro 15in (Early 2011) review

Hello Revolutionay United Front No intention to be disingenuous about Thunderbolt here - the facts stated and my personal commentary on the new…

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