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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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Elgato EyeTV for DTT Deluxe review

The Elgato EyeTV for DTT Deluxe is about the smallest imaginable USB adaptor for adding Freeview TV to a Mac or Windows PC.

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USB 3.0, DirectX 11.0 and more...

Have we got reviews for you this month. With the startling collection of hardware and software products that have rolled through our Test Centre…

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Buffalo DriveStation HD-HXU3 review

After a long wait, we're now starting to see real USB 3.0 products in the wild, like this Buffalo DriveStation HD-HXU3 1TB USB 3.0 hard drive.…

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Verbatim SSD ExpressCard 64GB review

Unlock the potential of that unused ExpressCard slot on your laptop by adding up to 64GB of SSD storage, courtesy of the Verbatim SSD ExpressCard.

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Keyboard Pro review

It's never too late to learn to touch type, and Keyboard Pro offers an affordable and professional online course that makes it easier than ever to…

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Dell Studio 15 review

The Dell Studio 15 is an affordable 15in-screen laptop, now available with the latest high-performance Intel Core i5 dual-core processor.

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G-Technology G-Drive 2TB review

The G-Technology G-Drive 2TB is a generously sized and beautifully constructed external hard drive, offering eSATA, FireWire 800 and USB 2.0…

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ViewSonic ViewBook 130 review

ViewSonic's ViewBook 130 is a half-price take on the MacBook Air – but will it have only half the style, performance and build quality?

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Acer Liquid review

The Acer Liquid is a contract-free touchscreen smartphone equipped with Google Android 1.6.

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Free and friendly Windows security software? What's the catch?

An anti-virus solution for Windows that's free, respects your personal privacy and doesn't get in your face? I'm currently trialling Avast! Free,…


 

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…

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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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