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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


Features: 
Mini PCs amok: From 3ft tower to 3cm mini marvel

Back in the 1980s the PC revolution brought about the microcomputer. We’re still seeing an ongoing trend in shrinkage, which has resulted in the…

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Parallels Desktop 8 vs VMware Fusion 5 comparison review: best way to run Windows on Mac

The two best options for running Windows (or any other OS) on your Mac are Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion. Here we compare Parallels and…

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Rain Design mStand 360 review: lifting your MacBook with strength and style

The Rain Design mStand 360 comes to the rescue as a laptop stand suited to Apple MacBooks, guaranteed to turn more than heads.

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Ferrari by Logic3 Cavallino T250 review

The Ferrari by Logic3 Cavallino T250 are premium-priced headphones endorsed by Ferrari.

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Audioengine 2 review: two-way baby hi-fi speakers

Resembling regular two-way hi-fi speakers the compact Audioengine 2 speakers bear the proper build-quality hallmarks of serious audio components.…

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Soundmatters foxL v2 review: a magical portable speaker that beggars rational belief

The Soundmatters foxL v2 is a very compact speaker for laptops, smartphones and iPads whose sound quality belies its tiny 14cm long size.

Features: 
Keyboards buying advice: all you need to know when buying a keyboard

A keyboard is the gateway to your computer, and the component with which you’ll literally have the most hands-on time. With different styles and…

Features: 
Key sounds: Get better sound for your home entertainment

Whereas most consumer technology becomes impossibly slimmer and smaller with each new generation, the rules of physics demand decent-size speaker…

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Promise J2 review

The Promise J2 is not just the smallest Thunderbolt drive we've seen. It's also arguably the fastest, with a neat two-speed facility that still…

Review: 
Cherry G84-4100 review

The Cherry G84-4100 may be compact but it still utilises real mechanical switches to make a full-featured liliputian USB keyboard.


 

Comments by Andrew Harrison


Review: 
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…

Features: 
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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