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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: 
Dell Adamo review

A laptop with a sexy design, and a high price, the Dell Adamo is aimed squarely at potential Apple MacBook Air purchasers with even deeper pockets…

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Apple iPhone 3G calls still missing in action...

About ten days ago I wrote about a bizarre issue with my iPhone 3G, where calls were being randomly but consistently diverted to answerphone. And…

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Sennheiser CX 300-II Precision Black review

The Sennheiser CX 300-II is a high-quality set of in-ear earphones from the German electroacoustics specialist.

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Choice computing: embracing Linux

Choice is a wonderful thing. Not everyone wants the same thing, after all. Freedom of choice means the most accessible, best-suited or cheapest…

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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.

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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.

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Western Digital My Book World Edition 1TB review

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...…

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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.

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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.

Review: 
Apple Mac mini (Early 2009) review

Mac mini - the starter Apple Macintosh - is now more attractive than ever (REVISED 31 MARCH 2009)


 

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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