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
Routinely missing calls on your iPhone?
When is an iPhone not an iPhone? When it won't function as a phone. By which, I mean, it cannot be trusted to receive phone calls.
Asus Eee Box B204 review
The latest Asus low-power desktop PC, the Asus Eee Box B204 builds on the success of the original Eee Box, adding in a discrete graphics card.
The 1TB Western Digital My Book World Edition is a handsomely styled, well-ventilated single-drive network storage box - just don't call it NAS...…
Toshiba Portegé R600-108 review
The Toshiba Portegé R600-108 is not just a statement in lightweight laptop design: at only 810g, Toshiba has written the book on ultraportability.
Sony VAIO VGN-TT11WN review
Sony's take on the ultraportable market is represented by the Sony VAIO VGN-TT11WN, an 11in screen notebook weighing at just over 1.3kg.
Mac mini - the starter Apple Macintosh - is now more attractive than ever (REVISED 31 MARCH 2009)
Lenovo S10e review
Like Fujitsu-Simens, Lenovo has a more business-orientated netbook in the Lenovo S10e, a sober-looking affair that majors on build solidity.
Acer Aspire One D150 review
The Acer Aspire One D150 is a 10in netbook with an upgraded intel Atom chip.
Quad-core laptops: a gamer's dream?
Trying to squeeze a heap of high-power components into something slim enough to earn the name ‘laptop' is always a challenge, and portables…
Dell Studio XPS 13 review
Compact but very powerful, the Studio XPS 13 notebook is a high-class and fully featured tour de force from Dell.
Comments by Andrew Harrison
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:…
Hello Revolutionay United Front No intention to be disingenuous about Thunderbolt here - the facts stated and my personal commentary on the new…
Agreed, any Mac will show much better battery life in its native OS X environment than in Windows. And with graphics-switching MBP's, for example,…