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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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Fujitsu LifeBook A512 review: budget laptop with fast processor and anti-glare display is good for business use

With a fast main processor and an anti-glare display the Fujitsu LifeBook A512 is a budget laptop designed for business use. Here is our Fujitsu…

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Asus X751L review: large-screen budget laptop has decent CPU, storage capacity and memory

The Asus X751L is a large-screen laptop with a budget price. Find out more in our Asus X751L budget laptop review.

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Acer Aspire V 13 review: classic budget laptop offers better wireless, faster storage and solid performance with good battery life

A classic budget laptop, the Acer Aspire V 13 eschews a touchscreen to focus on better wireless and faster storage. Graphics and system…

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Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 review: 15-inch budget laptop with full-HD display offers decent gaming, quality build and five-hour battery life

The Lenovo Z50-70 is a 15in budget laptop with a full HD display and discrete nVidia graphics. It offers decent gaming, quality build and design,…

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Seagate NAS 4-Bay review: NAS storage solution works well - if a little too slowly

The Seagate NAS 4-Bay is a handy self-contained storage solution comprising storage disks in a NAS. It works fine, if a little too slow for…

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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…


 

Comments by Andrew Harrison


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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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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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