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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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HP Envy 15 x360 15-u000na review: 15in Windows laptop folds to become a big fat Windows tablet with a terrible display. But why?

The HP Envy 15 is a 15in Windows laptop that folds and swivels to become a chunky but usable Windows tablet. Unfortunately, it is let down by a…

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Bayan Audio SoundBook GO review: a little Bluetooth speaker of note

Third in the series, the Bayan Audio SoundBook GO is a Bluetooth portable speaker worth reading about

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Viewsonic VX2880ml review: 4K display good as TV, but suffers from too low 30 Hz refresh rate to be a PC monitor

As a 4K television combined with a set-top box, the Viewsonic VX2880ml performs well. It works less well as a computer monitor due to its…

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Aorus X3 Plus review: gaming laptop offers good frame rates and super high-resolution screen

The Aorus X3 Plus is a laptop that will prove popular with Windows gamers looking to combine performance and portability. It is a laptop that…

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Fujifilm HQ-PC Series 512GB review: a fast and well-mannered solid-state drive

The Fujifilm HQ-PC Series 512GB is a fast and well-mannered solid-state drive, offering good quality storage at a decent price. Here's our…

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HP ElitePad 1000 G2 review: Windows tablet with 8 hours battery life lacks true laptop power

The HP ElitePad 1000 G2 is a full Windows tablet that offers respectable battery life. It will double up as a laptop at a pinch, but here power is…

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New iPad Air 2 review: thinner, faster, better - new iPad is a reference point for tablets

Apple has updated its iPad Air for 2014, adding features and taking away even more weight and thickness – UPDATED 24 OCT

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LG 34UM95 review - widescreen display great for office work and viewing movies

The LG 34UM95 is a widescreen display with great workstation and production potential. It plays Cinemascope-width films beautifully, too. Here's…

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Synology DS414j NAS drive review: Ideal for small businesses and home users who need decent network storage on tap

For small businesses and home users who need a decent amount of network storage on tap there's the Synology DS414j NAS drive. Read our Synology…

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Lenovo B50-30 review: A £200 budget Windows laptop to rival Google's Chromebooks

Lenovo's B50-30 is a Windows 8 laptop costing just £200, putting it in direct competition with Google's Chromebooks. Read our Lenovo B50-30 budget…


 

Comments by Andrew Harrison


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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…

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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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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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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:…

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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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