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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


Features: 
AMD finally answers Intels netbook monopoly

There may still be a deal of indecision about what to call them - netbook, nettop, mini laptop - but small, cheap computers are certainly in vogue…

News: 
Packard Bell launch incites Puredesire

Consumer PC brand rebrands with new logo, colour scheme and new range of notebooks and desktop PCs

Review: 
Medion Akoya E2005 D review

The Medion Akoya E2005 D is a low-price desktop PC, bigger than your normal nettop, and packing a DVD drive.

Features: 
Dell Adamo: a bulldozer in a boutique?

Luxury goods will continue to sell, even in the depths of an economic recession. As they say in the restaurant business, people still need to eat.…

Review: 
CompuLab Fit PC 2 review

Introducing the Fit PC 2 nettop – the world’s smallest practical PC? - REVISED 3 JULY 2009

Review: 
ATP Petito 2GB review

The ATP Petito is a small but capacious USB flash drive that's waterproof and stylish.

Review: 
Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB review

The Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB is a 500GB 2.5in laptop hard drive.

Review: 
Sony VAIO VGC-JS2E/S.CEK review

Like Apple's all-in-one iMac, the Sony VAIO VGC-JS2E has a glossy widescreen display as its frontispiece, with an optical drive on the right of…

Review: 
Sony VAIO VGN-NS20 review

The Sony VAIO VGN-NS20 is Sony's budget VAIO PC.

Review: 
DrayTek Vigor 2820Vn review

The DrayTek Vigor 2820Vn is a fully featured ADSL2+ modem and wireless router for advanced installations.


 

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…

Review: 
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…

Review: 
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…

Review: 
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.…

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…

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…

Review: 
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…

Review: 
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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LG G4 review: Great price and camera but misses the mark in other areas

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Why Scottish Tablet is better than the iPad mini

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How to develop for Microsoft's HoloLens

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Apple MacBook 1.1 GHz review (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015): The future of Apple laptops