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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: 
Lenovo S10e review

Like Fujitsu-Simens, Lenovo has a more business-orientated netbook in the Lenovo S10e, a sober-looking affair that majors on build solidity.

Review: 
Acer Aspire One D150 review

The Acer Aspire One D150 is a 10in netbook with an upgraded intel Atom chip.

Features: 
Quad-core laptops: a gamer's dream?

Trying to squeeze a heap of high-power components into something slim enough to earn the name ‘laptop' is always a challenge, and portables…

Review: 
Dell Studio XPS 13 review

Compact but very powerful, the Studio XPS 13 notebook is a high-class and fully featured tour de force from Dell.

Review: 
Rock Xtreme 780 review

The Rock Xtreme 780 is a quad-core laptop aimed at gamers.

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Asus G71V review

Asus claims the Asus G71V is the world's first quad-core laptop packing four processor cores.

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Dell Mini 9 Vodafone 3G review

Vodafone has added an integrated 3G modem and data plan to the Dell Mini 9, and offered it for free. Well, a £20 a month two-year contract.

Review: 
Apple MacBook (Early 2009 nVidia) review

At £719 the 13in, white Apple Macbook is the most affordable way of getting an Apple laptop.

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LG Flatron W2261V review

Adding to the list of full high-definition monitors now appearing in a compact 22in frame is the LG Flatron W2261V.

Review: 
Foxit Reader 3.0 review

Foxit Reader 3.0 is a free PDF-reader that provides competition for Adobe Reader.


 

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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