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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: 
HP Stream 11 review: Despite its budget price, this £179 Windows laptop has a lot to offer

It costs a tiny £179 but this budget laptop from HP is a surprisingly useful compact Windows laptop. Read our HP Stream 11 review.

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CyberGhost VPN review: Easy-to-use VPN for ensuring personal privacy online

CyberGhost is an easy-to-use VPN for ensuring personal privacy online, which works with Windows, OS X, Android and iOS. Read our CyberGhost review.

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Asus ZenBook UX305F review: Asus gets in there first with attractive Intel Core M ultraportable laptop

Asus pipped Apple to the post with its attractive Intel Core M ultraportable laptop. Read our Asus ZenBook UX305F review.

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AirVPN review: A powerful tool for hiding your location online, with a strong privacy policy

AirVPN is suited to knowledgeable computer users, with plenty of fine-grained control. Read our AirVPN review.

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Toshiba Qosmio X70-B-10T review: A 17.3in beast designed for gaming, this power laptop needs taming

A 17.3in beast designed for gaming, this power laptop needs taming. Find out why in our Toshiba Qosmio X70-B-10T power laptop review.

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Dell XPS 13 9343 review: Dell is making laptops (and Windows) sexy again

The Dell XPS 13 9343 stands as a shining beacon of hope in the world of Windows laptops. Read our Dell XPS 13 review to find out how Dell is…

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Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 review: cheap touchscreen laptop and tablet is a slow performer

The Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 is a cheap laptop with a touchscreen that also doubles as a Windows tablet, but it is a slow performer. Here's our…

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Atomic Floyd SuperDarts Titanium review

The Atomic Floyd SuperDarts Titanium is the brand's flagship £249 earphones, built with titanium metal.

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KEF X300A Wireless review: active powered loudspeakers with genuine hi-fi and pro-studio pedigree that deserve to find space on your desk

The KEF X300A speakers remain one of the finest loudspeaker systems for your computer. Now KEF has increased their reach with the help of a little…

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Transcend ESD400 1TB review: compact USB 3.0 flash drive comes recommended

The Transcend ESD400 1TB is the smallest SATA flash portable drive we've seen. Here's our Transcend ESD400 1TB review.


 

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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