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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: 
Apple iPad mini: hands-on

On its launch day of 2nd November 2012, we spent just a brief time handling the Apple iPad mini. Here are our initial impressions.

Review: 
Kensington ClickSafe Keyed Laptop Lock review

The Kensington ClickSafe Keyed Laptop Lock is a clever update on the usual laptop and PC hardware locking solution.

Features: 
Ding, dong, the Wintel witch is dead!

Could it be that the Wintel duopoly of Microsoft’s Windows plus Intel’s processors, a partnership that had the personal-computer industry in a…

Review: 
Acer Aspire S7-191 review

The Acer Aspire S7-191 is said to launch 30 October 2012, an 11in ultrabook with touchscreen designed for Windows 8. We had a brief hands-on with…

Review: 
Cambridge Audio Sonata NP30 review

The Cambridge Audio Sonata NP30 is a capable network audio player, able to play from local music files or internet streams, and now featuring…

Features: 
Apple launches 13in MacBook Pro with Retina display

At a special event on 23rd October used to announce the new iPad mini, Apple also unveiled a new 13in MacBook Pro with Retina display.

Review: 
Tech21 Impact Band for iPhone 5 review

Tech21's Impact Band was the first iPhone 5 case we saw after the launch of Apple's new smartphone. We tried this D3O-armoured case on the iPhone 5.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 review

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is the outsized version of the Galaxy S III – a near-tablet sized smartphone with added stylus for handwriting and…

Review: 
Apple MacBook Air 13in (Mid-2012) review

The Apple MacBook Air is the original ultrabook, only made right. We look up this year's revised 13in model, now featuring the latest Ivy Bridge…

Video: 
Acer Aspire S5 video review

The Acer Aspire S5 is an Ultrabook with Thunderbolt connectivity. Here's our video review of the Acer Aspire S5.


 

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…

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.…

Review: 
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…

Review: 
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…

Review: 
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:…

Review: 
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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