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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


Features: 
Ive got an ugly hunch: why thinner, lighter tablets aren't the way to our hearts

It doesn't take a seer to predict that any given piece of tech will get slimmer and lighter as time goes by. Now more fragile, easier to misplace…

Review: 
Sony Vaio Tap 11 (SVT1121C5E) review - full Windows 8 tablet slim and stylish but mediocre performer

The Sony Vaio Tap 11 is a thin-and-light tablet that runs full 64-bit Windows 8 Pro and Office. Here's our Sony Vaio Tap 11 review, Sony Vaio Tap…

Review: 
StarTech 2.5in USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Enclosure with Touchpad Encryption review - protect all data in portable enclosure

Make any hard drive secure with the StarTech 2.5in USB 3.0 SATA Hard Drive Enclosure with Touchpad Encryption. Here's our StarTech 2.5in enclosure…

Video: 
Apple iPad Air video review: it's all about the weight

With a design unchanged since the iPad 2, the new Air is a light weight full-size tablet that reaffirms the iPad as king of tablets, albeit with a…

Review: 
BlackBerry Z30 review - useful flagship BlackBerry smartphone that will suit business users

The BlackBerry Z30 is a well-designed piece of smartphone hardware running a decent OS that will suit business users. Is it worth buying the…

Features: 
Gigabit networking: the impossible dream

While the latest wireless protocol, 802.11ac, doesn't deliver on its promise of gigabit networking speeds, the improved performance, range and…

Review: 
Samsung S24C650PL review: a high performance PC monitor

The Samsung S24C650PL is a basic but high performance PC monitor that's suited to the office or the home. Read our Samsung S24C650PL review to…

Features: 
How to optimise battery life on a MacBook: Make your MacBook battery last longer

Here's where we show you how you can optimise battery life on a MacBook though, to get the longest unplugged runtime.

Review: 
Synology DS1813+ review: sophisticated 8-bay NAS drive

The Synology DS1813+ is a smart and sophisticated 8-bay NAS drive, superbly constructed and with a well-judged selection of ports and connectors.…

Features: 
What does my smartphone know about me?

Tech news in late September was dominated by the launch of two new iPhones. The playful iPhone 5c and the serious iPhone 5s – along with iOS 7 –…


 

Comments by Andrew Harrison


Review: 
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…

Review: 
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.…

Review: 
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…

Review: 
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…

Review: 
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…

Review: 
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:…

Review: 
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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