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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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Toshiba L500-11V review

Toshiba's range of laptops includes full size models for under £500, such as this Toshiba L500-11V.

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VMware Fusion 3 review

The latest version of VMware Fusion 3 brings invaluable new functions to the Windows virtualisation software for Macintosh.

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Apple Mac mini (Late 2009) review

Billed as the world's most energy efficient desktop computer, the Apple Mac mini (Late 2009) has been gently revised with faster processors and…

Features: 
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…

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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.

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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…

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Apple Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server review

Following the release of Snow Leopard, we take a closer look at Apple Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server.

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Imation Apollo UX review

The Imation Apollo UX is a tiny external 500GB hard drive.

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ViewSonic VOT132 review

The ViewSonic VOT132 is a nettop with a difference - and that difference is a dual-core Atom processor and nVidia Ion graphics

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Iomega eGo 500 BlackBelt review

It keeps the same Iomega eGo BlackBelt name, but now this USB drive has a new case and larger capcity


 

Comments by Andrew Harrison


Features: 
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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Why I think the Apple Watch sucks and you'd be mad to buy it

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Ben & Holly's Game of Thrones titles spoof is delightfully silly

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