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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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Aorus X7 Pro review: gaming laptop offers gaming performance once only available to desktop machines

The Aorus X7 Pro is a gaming laptop that turns in gaming performance once only available to desktop machines. Here's our Aorus X7 Pro review.

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iStorage diskAshur Pro 1TB review: one of the most secure and encrypted portable hard drives you can buy

The iStorage diskAshur Pro is one of the most secure encrypted drives you can buy. If you need somewhere safe and portable in which to store…

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iPad Air 2 review: Five years old and the iPad is thinner, faster, better than ever - new iPad is a reference point for tablets

Today the iPad is five. The latest model, the iPad Air 2, is thinner, faster and better than ever. Here's our Apple iPad 2 review.

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Samsung Portable SSD T1 1TB review - fast and highly compact flash drive well suited to anyone that needs speedy portable storage

The Samsung Portable SSD T1 1 TB is a fast and compact flash drive well suited to anyone that needs speedy storage without the fragility, noise…

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HP DreamColor Z27x review: a professional LCD monitor with an attractive price tag

Professional LCD monitors promising 10-bit colour like the HP DreamColor Z27x are becoming more common, with attractive prices too compared to the…

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Schenker XMG C504 review: gaming laptop lacks speed, but provides strong performance at a good price

The Schenker XMG C504 isn't the fastest gaming laptop, but it provides strong performance at a competitive mid-range price. Here's our Schenker…

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HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 review: ultraportable Windows laptop beats Apple's MacBook Air with better screen

The HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 is an ultraportable Windows laptop that not just matches but surpasses Apple's MacBook Air in the key area of…

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Acer Aspire VN7-591G review: entertainment-focused Aspire V 15 Nitro Black Edition laptop dazzles with Ultra-HD display, but ultimately disappoints

The Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro Black Edition is an entertainment-focused laptop with an Ultra-HD display, decent graphics processor, and good…

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Tech predictions: New laptops for 2015

Tech moves fast, so what does 2015 have in store for laptops? We reveal what to look for in a new laptop in 2015.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: thin-and-light laptop offers better screen image quality and keyboard than MacBook Air

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a truly portable thin-and-light laptop that offers better screen image quality and keyboard than the MacBook Air,…


 

Comments by Andrew Harrison


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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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Android M Developer Preview announced at Google I/O: Android M UK release date and new features. Wh?......

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Why I think the Apple Watch sucks and you'd be mad to buy it

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Ben & Holly's Game of Thrones titles spoof is delightfully silly

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Mac OS X 10.11 release date rumours: all the new features expected in Yosemite successor