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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: 
Famatech Advanced IP Scanner 2.2 review

Advanced IP Scanner is a perhaps misnamed, but nevertheless potentially useful Windows network scanner, available free to download.

News: 
Specs bomb: Ivy Bridge laptops

Ivy Bridge processors from Intel are still thin on the ground - in their mobile form at least. But we're just starting to see the first laptops…

Features: 
Specs bomb: Ivy Bridge laptops

Intel's third-generation 'Ivy Bridge' Core processors are beginning to trickle into to the laptop market. The Alienware M14x and Apple MacBook Pro…

Review: 
Seagate GoFlex Thunderbolt Adaptor review

The Seagate GoFlex Adapter Thunderbolt allows Seagate's range of portable hard drives to be used with Thunderbolt, the world's fastest desktop…

Review: 
Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display review

The Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display breaks new ground with its 2880 x 1800-pixel IPS display. It's ably supported by some of the most…

Features: 
The first Retina notebook computer

Standing aloft from running updates to existing MacBook models comes the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Video: 
Mac mini video review

Our Mac mini video review shows that this tiny PC makes a great living room media centre.

Review: 
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 review

The Toshiba MQ01ABD100 offers a massive 1TB of storage in a standard 9.5mm-high 2.5in notebook drive.

Features: 
NAS drives buying advice

Network-attached storage is an essential part of our digital lives. Bring a NAS device into your home or office, and you can make a single…

Review: 
National Rail Enquiries for iPhone review

National Rail Enquiries for iPhone is an official app for providing UK train times. It's available with advertising for free, or £4.99 for the…


 

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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