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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


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Gigabyte P37X review: built for performance, this power laptop will play any game you want

With the best single-chip mobile GPU on the market, this power laptop is built for speed. We review the Gigabyte P37X gaming laptop.

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Alienware 13 review: A premium yet portable beast of a gaming laptop

Gaming culture borrows heavily from sci-fi- and fantasy themes. So why not own a laptop that looks like it dropped out of the future? We review…

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11 best ultraportable laptops of 2015: The best ultrabooks you can buy - best ultraportable laptops reviewed

The 11 best Ultraportable laptops you can buy. PC Advisor reviews the best ultraportable laptops you can buy in the UK in 2015. Best Ultrabook…

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Best budget laptops of 2015: 37 best budget laptops reviews - best cheap laptops - best bargain laptops

The 37 best budget laptops available to buy in the UK in 2015. Best budget laptops reviews. Want a cheap laptop? Read our best cheap laptops reviews.

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ViewSonic VP2780-4K review: 27in UHD monitor with HDMI 2.0

The ViewSonic VP2780-4K is expensive for a consumer monitor, but cheap when set against monitors with professional colour and build quality. It's…

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Private Tunnel review: VPN hides your location online and charges only for the data you use

The Private Tunnel VPN has an unusual business model in that in hiding your location online it charges only for the data you use. Read our Private…

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NordVPN review: The 'world's most advanced VPN' is quick and easy to use

NordVPN, the 'world's most advanced VPN', is quick and easy to use. Read our NordVPN review.

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IPVanish review: Tier-1 VPN service should offer best network speeds

IPVanish is a tier-1 VPN service, which means it could offer the best network speeds. Read our IPVanish VPN review.

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Asus Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-CJ127H review: A laptop-tablet hybrid that does neither job well

A laptop-tablet hybrid that does neither job well, we review the Asus TP550LA-CJ127H.

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Hide My Ass! Pro VPN review: A versatile VPN with servers listed all over the world

Hide My Ass! Pro is a versatile VPN service with a large number of servers all over the world, but it's a bit pricey. Read our Hide My Ass! Pro…


 

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…

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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…

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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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