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.
Articles by Andrew Harrison
Acer Aspire One D250 review
The Acer Aspire One D250 is a netbook running the Google Android operating system. But it's very much a supplement to Windows rather than as an…
Philips Brilliance 220X1 review
Reducing eye fatigue is Philips aim with the Philips Brilliance 220X1 22in monitor with a glowing bezel. It's a fairly conventional, if slightly…
Onnto TB-S120 review
The Onnto TB-S120 is hard disk enclosure offering USB 2.0, FireWire 400 and FireWire 800 connectivity.
Samsung N510 review
The Samsung N510 is the first netbook to use the nVidia Ion graphics chipset - in other words, the first netbook that can really do video.
Toshiba L500-11V review
Toshiba's range of laptops includes full size models for under £500, such as this Toshiba L500-11V.
VMware Fusion 3 review
The latest version of VMware Fusion 3 brings invaluable new functions to the Windows virtualisation software for Macintosh.
Billed as the world's most energy efficient desktop computer, the Apple Mac mini (Late 2009) has been gently revised with faster processors and…
How to: Virtualise Windows XP on a Mac
Unless you've bought a new PC in the past two years, there's a good chance that you're still running Windows XP - plenty of users are. Microsoft…
Dell Inspiron 11z review
The Dell Inspiron 11z laptop sports an 11.6in screen and low-power processor, and hits a modest £399 price point.
Profits of doom
Securing your cash and privacy in the real world is one thing. Doing so on a PC is a whole new challenge. Breaking into other people's computers…
Comments by Andrew Harrison
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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:…