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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: 
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.

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Naim Audio mu-so review: one-box network speaker should be a bargain by real hi-fi standards, but is expensive by the lo-fi Bluetooth speaker standards with which it stands

Naim Audio is a legend among British hi-fi makers. How does its first foray into a one-box network speaker sound? Tune in to find out.

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Raspberry Pi 2 Model B hands-on review: £30 developer board is best-selling computer ever made in Britain

The second slice of the Raspberry Pi is out – meet Pi 2. We get a hands-on with the new £30 developer board, which is said to be six times faster…

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Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro-1370 review: lightweight ultraportable laptop converts to Windows tablet, offers decent battery life and good performance

The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro-1370 is a reasonably lightweight ultraportable laptop that converts to a Windows tablet. It offers decent battery life and…

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Asus N550JV review: high-performance midrange laptop, with an abominable touchscreen display and slow hard disk

The N550JV is a high-performance midrange laptop, blighted by an abominable touchscreen display and tortoise hard disk. Read our Asus N550JV…

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Seagate Seven 500GB review: Super-skinny portable hard drive is just 7mm thick

At just 7mm thick this portable hard drive from Seagate is impressive, if expensive. Read our Seagate Seven 500GB review.

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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…

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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…


 

Comments by Andrew Harrison


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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…

Features: 
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…

Review: 
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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