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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


Review: 
CrashPlan review

CrashPlan is backup software with a difference. Why not backup your data offsite to a friend's computer?

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Apple MacBook review (2.26GHz; Late 2009)

The MacBook is the best-selling Mac model in Apple's history. So it makes a lot of sense that Apple has given its entry-level white laptop a…

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Acer neoTouch S200 review

Acer recently entered the mobile phone market, and the Acer neoTouch is its top Windows Mobile smartphone.

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Nokia Booklet 3G review

The Nokia Booklet 3G is the mobile maker's first foray into the mini laptop market. Will this luxuriously built but expensive netbook redefine the…

Features: 
Encryption – considering the hard and soft options

News this week that certain Kingston secure USB drives suffer from a serious security flaw has prompted me to consider the question: which is the…

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MSI X600-055UK review

Take a quick glance at the MSI X600-055UK, and you'd be forgiven for thinking this 15.6in laptop was MSI's 15in-screen homage to the MacBook Air.

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HP Envy 15 review

The HP Envy 15 is the larger of two premium notebooks from HP, this model featuring a new Core i7 quad-core Intel processor.

Features: 
Assault on batteries

PC Advisor aims to bring you an eclectic mix of interesting new hardware and useful software. Every so often we come across a product that falls…

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CryoPC Nano review

The CryoPC Nano is quite a feat in PC construction - a very fast, relatively compact and even rather quiet performance PC.

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Elgato EyeTV Diversity review

The Elgato EyeTV Diversity - a twin-tuner digital TV USB adaptor - now gains cross-platform support with a new driver released for Windows 7.


 

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…

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…

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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.…

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…

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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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