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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: 
VideoLAN Client 1.0 rc review

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

Review: 
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.

Review: 
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.

Review: 
Creative GigaWorks T3 review

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

Review: 
Teufel C 200 USB review

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

Review: 
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…

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.


 

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…

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…

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