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.
Articles by Andrew Harrison
Best budget laptops of 2015: 34 best budget laptops reviews - best cheap laptops - best bargain laptops
The 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.
6 best portable hard drives 2015: what's the best portable hard drive you can buy in the UK?
We review the top 6 best portable hard drives available to buy in the UK in 2015.
At just 7mm thick this portable hard drive from Seagate is impressive, if expensive. Read our Seagate Seven 500GB review.
Toshiba Canvio Basics 2TB review: A cheap, no-frills portable hard drive that makes few compromises
While many portable drive manufacturers try to differentiate their product through design or features, Toshiba looks to be content just to build…
LaCie Mirror 1TB review: beautiful portable storage drive covered with mirrors performs well but costs a bundle
The LaCie Mirror is a beautiful portable storage drive that is literally covered with mirrors. It performs well, but just be prepared to pay for…
Inateck FE2006 review: USB 3.0 enclosure for SATA hard disk or SSD offers fastest write speeds
The Inateck FE2006 is a lightweight, plastic SATA hard drive enclosure that offers the fastest performance of any USB 3.0 enclosure we have…
WD My Passport Ultra Metal 2TB review: well-constructed solid metal portable hard drive offers good value and style
The WD My Passport Ultra Metal 2TB offers good value as a solidly constructed portable drive. It has good software support and decent all-round…
Transcend StoreJet 25M3 review: shock-resistant portable hard drive offers excellent value for money
The Transcend StoreJet 25M3 is a good value and shock resistant portable hard drive. Here's our Transcend StoreJet 25M3 review.
Aorus X7 Pro review: gaming laptop offers gaming performance once only available to desktop machines
The Aorus X7 Pro is a gaming laptop that turns in gaming performance once only available to desktop machines. Here's our Aorus X7 Pro review.
iStorage diskAshur Pro 1TB review: one of the most secure and encrypted portable hard drives you can buy
The iStorage diskAshur Pro is one of the most secure encrypted drives you can buy. If you need somewhere safe and portable in which to store…
Comments by Andrew Harrison
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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:…