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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: 
ViewSonic VP2780-4K review: 27in UHD monitor with HDMI 2.0

The ViewSonic VP2780-4K is expensive for a consumer monitor, but cheap when set against monitors with professional colour and build quality. It's…

Features: 
6 best VPN services 2015 UK: Best tools to hide your location online and access blocked content - VPN services explained - best virtual private network services - best VPN reviews

If you're concerned about online privacy, a virtual private network (VPN) will help keep snoopers at bay. We round up the six best VPN services…

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6 best portable hard drives 2015: what's the best portable hard drive you can buy in the UK?

We review the top 6 best portable hard drives available to buy in the UK in 2015.

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9 best wireless routers 2015 UK: what's the best wireless router you can buy in the UK?

PC Advisor reviews the 9 best wireless routers you can buy in the UK in 2015.

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Best budget laptops of 2015: 37 best budget laptops reviews - best cheap laptops - best bargain laptops

The 37 best budget laptops available to buy in the UK in 2015. Best budget laptops reviews. Want a cheap laptop? Read our best cheap laptops reviews.

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11 best ultraportable laptops of 2015: The best ultrabooks you can buy - best ultraportable laptops reviewed

The 11 best Ultraportable laptops you can buy. PC Advisor reviews the best ultraportable laptops you can buy in the UK in 2015. Best Ultrabook…

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12 best SSDs 2015: what's the best SSD (solid-state drive) you can buy in the UK?

What's the best SSD (solid-state drive) 2015? As prices start to drop and storage capacities increase, PC Advisor charts the best SSDs…

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8 best 802.11ac wireless routers 2015: What's the best 802.11ac router you can buy in the UK?

The latest 802.11ac wireless routers support improved performance, reliability and range. We round up the 8 best 802.11ac wireless routers you can…

Review: 
Private Tunnel review: VPN hides your location online and charges only for the data you use

The Private Tunnel VPN has an unusual business model in that in hiding your location online it charges only for the data you use. Read our Private…

Review: 
NordVPN review: The 'world's most advanced VPN' is quick and easy to use

NordVPN, the 'world's most advanced VPN', is quick and easy to use. Read our NordVPN review.


 

Comments by Andrew Harrison


Review: 
Asus ZenBook UX305F review: Asus gets in there first with attractive Intel Core M ultraportable laptop

A laptop with a flakey trackpad is never going to get full marks. Acer had similar problems with its Aspire V3-371, proving you really can ruin a…

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HP 255 G3 review: with decent keyboard, trackpad and display for only £200 the HP is a good budget Windows laptop

Mr Athow, many thanks for stopping by with that correction.Coincidence or conspiracy? With apologies to Heinlein, you may have attributed…

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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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