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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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Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11ac review: 6th generation Apple router is superbly built, easy to use, and fast

Apple's sixth-generation AirPort Extreme router is well built, easy to use and offers superb performance. Here's our AirPort Extreme 802.11ac review.

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Netgear Nighthawk R7000 review: Netgear router sets the benchmark of what is possible with draft 802.11ac technology

From every 802.11ac wireless router we've tested to date, the Netgear sets the benchmark of what is currently possible. It's our fastest 802.11ac…

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View Quest Hepburn review: FM/DAB portable radio more on-trend vintage fashion accessory than audio gem

The View Quest Hepburn is a stylish, vintage-look DAB radio with Bluetooth that offers more to the fashion world than it does to those seeking…

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Linn Sneaky DSM review - Digital audio streamer and integrated amplifier produces sound fit for only the MP3 generation

An integrated digital audio streamer and stereo amplifier, the Linn Sneaky sounds like a £5,000 amplifier in its control and timing; and a £100…

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How to make and receive HD phone calls: everything you need to know about HD Voice

With many modern smartphones supporting wideband audio (or HD Voice), high quality phone calls are now possible. Here's how to make and receive HD…

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WD My Passport Pro 4TB review: price per capacity makes this the cheapest Thunderbolt drive in its class

The WD My Passport Pro is portable RAID storage with Thunderbolt connectivity. Here's our WD My Passport Pro review.

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Toshiba Q Series Pro review

PC Advisor reviews the Toshiba Q Series Pro SSD.

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Seagate 600 SSD review

PC Advisor reviews the Seagate 600 SSD.

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SanDisk Extreme II SSD review

PC Advisor reviews the SanDisk Extreme II SSD.

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OCZ Vector 150 SSD review

PC Advisor reviews the OCZ Vector 150 SSD.


 

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…

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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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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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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review: A better deal than the Z3 and most smartphones

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Why people aren't upgrading to iOS 8: new features are for power users, not the average Joe

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iPad Air 2 review: Insanely fast and alarmingly thin. Speed tests, camera tests and more