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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: 
Toshiba THNSNH512GCST review: a SSD with mostly good Lab results

The Toshiba THNSNH512GCST doesn't help promote itself with its unpronounceable name, and the warranty of just one year doesn't inspire confidence…

Review: 
Samsung 840 Pro 512 GB review: ample SSD with 100k IOPS read performance

When working correctly the Samsung 840 Pro is one of the top consumer solid-state drives available today. Read our Samsung 840 Pro 512 GB review…

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PNY XLR8 PRO review: an SSD for for gaming and media enthusiasts

The XLR8 PRO is a SSD for gameing and media enthusiasts, which carries a '3K promise', referring to 3000 program/erase (P/E) cycles. Read our PNY…

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Plextor M5 Pro 256 GB review: a solid SSD with fast read/write scores

The M5 Pro is Pextor's flagship SSD, and scored well in our review tests. Read our Plextor M5 Pro review to find out more.

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Crucial M500 review - a must-have SSD

Crucial has returned to the hit list of must-have SSDs with its M500. Read our Crucial M500 review to find out more.

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Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB SSD review

The Corsair Neutron GTX is a fast performing SSD. Here's our Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB SSD review.

Features: 
How to check OS X for errors

Check OS X for errors, the easy and slow way or fast and scary way

Features: 
Rain Design mStand 360 video review

The Rain Design mStand 360 is simple, superbly executed, and potentially invaluable to anyone that regularly uses their laptop with outboard…

Review: 
Bayan Audio StreamPort review

Bayan Audio's little Bluetooth audio adaptor will wirelessly unlock the music on your laptop, phone or tablet, to let you play through a regular…

Review: 
Netgear ProSafe Plus XS708E review

The Netgear XS708E is a network switch priced well below £1000 and should make the first steps into the next generation of 10GbE networks a little…


 

Comments by Andrew Harrison


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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…

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…

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…

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