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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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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,…

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Mesh Edge DX review

For a taste of the future of Windows gaming, look to the Mesh Edge DX laptop, one of the first portables to take on DirectX 11 games, and backed…

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iStorage diskGenie review

The iStorage diskGenie is a USB hard drive with capacity up to 500GB, featuring secure AES-256 encryption, and unlocked by a number keypad.

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Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac review

Kaspersky Lab is expanding its scope by offering Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac, its first security program for the Apple Mac. But how much does the…


 

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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