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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


News: 
Tutorial: Simple upgrades for your laptop

We show you how to supercharge a laptop with extra RAM, better Wi-Fi and energy-efficient SSD storage.

Features: 
Acer Aspire Timeline 5810T offers 9-hour battery

Two contrasting notebooks are currently attracting attention, but only one of them marks a landmark in laptop design.

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Billion BiPac 7402NX review

The Billion BiPac 7402NX is a ADSL2+ wireless router with 3G mobile broadband backup

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VideoLAN Client 1.0 rc review

VideoLAN Client is free, open-source video- and audio-playing software.

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InFocus IN3106 review

Portable but high-quality projectors are now more accessible than ever, with models such as the InFocus IN3106 leading the way.

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Rosetta Stone Version 3 Russian review

Rosetta Stone is a comprehensive computer-based tutor for learning a foreign language.

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Apple Safari 4 review

Apple Safari 4 is more than just one of the fastest web browsers available for Windows and Mac. UPDATED 9 JUNE 2009.

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Creative GigaWorks T3 review

Compact and tidily finished, the Creative GigaWorks T3 is a 2.1-channel sub/sat system of noteworthy sound quality

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Teufel C 200 USB review

Teufel C 200 USB is a 2.1 speaker system featuring a large subwoofer and USB digital input

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Acer Aspire Timeline 5810T review

The Acer Aspire Timeline 5810T 15in-screen laptop offers an uncanny balance of performance, price and long, long battery life, all in a relatively…


 

Comments by Andrew Harrison


Review: 
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…

Features: 
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…

Review: 
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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