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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: 
NEC MultiSync P242W review: high-quality 24-inch PC monitor for professionals

The NEC MultiSync P242W is well equipped to be a robust and dependable 24-inch PC monitor of very high quality to meet professionals'…

Review: 
Toshiba Encore WT8-A-102 review: attractive Windows 8 tablet on the face of it, but closer inspection suggests otherwise

The Toshiba Encore WT8-A-102 is a £250 tablet that runs Windows 8 and seems like an attractive idea however its cheap processor and its…

Review: 
Samsung 840 EVO mSATA 500 GB review, lab tests - high-performance mSATA SSD for laptop, PC or storage drive

Samsung's mSATA SSD is a super fast solid-state drive, shrunk down to mSATA size. Here's PC Advisor's Samsung 840 EVO mSATA 500 GB review and lab…

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QNAP TS-421 review: an affordable 4-bay NAS

The QNAP TS-421 has broad reach across a number of services beside local network file serving, with powerful small-business services as well as…

Review: 
Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display 13-inch (Late 2013) review: Lighter, faster and with the Retina display working well

When portability is more important than ultimate performance, the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is the tool for the job

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Apple MacBook Pro (15-inch, Retina, Late 2013) 2.3GHz nVidia review

Apple makes the finest laptops in the world, and the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display and nVidia graphics, released late 2013, may just be…

Features: 
Ive got an ugly hunch: why thinner, lighter tablets aren't the way to our hearts

It doesn't take a seer to predict that any given piece of tech will get slimmer and lighter as time goes by. Now more fragile, easier to misplace…

Review: 
Sony Vaio Tap 11 (SVT1121C5E) review - full Windows 8 tablet slim and stylish but mediocre performer

The Sony Vaio Tap 11 is a thin-and-light tablet that runs full 64-bit Windows 8 Pro and Office. Here's our Sony Vaio Tap 11 review, Sony Vaio Tap…

Review: 
StarTech 2.5in USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Enclosure with Touchpad Encryption review - protect all data in portable enclosure

Make any hard drive secure with the StarTech 2.5in USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Enclosure with Touchpad Encryption. Here's our StarTech 2.5in enclosure…

Features: 
Apple iPad Air video review: it's all about the weight

With a design unchanged since the iPad 2, the new Air is a light weight full-size tablet that reaffirms the iPad as king of tablets, albeit with a…


 

Comments by Andrew Harrison


Features: 
SSD vs SSHD: which is the best hard drive to buy?

Reliability of SSD technology has greatly improved since SSDs first became available in the late 2000s. Now we can expect to see an SSD last at…

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…

Review: 
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…

Review: 
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…

Features: 
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…

Review: 
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…

Review: 
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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