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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: 
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.

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Foxit Reader 3.0 review

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

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IronKey Personal 8GB review

The IronKey Personal is an 8GB flash drive that encrypts your data and offers password protection.

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Genius NetScroll G500 Laser review

The Genius NetScroll G500 Laser is a gaming mouse that should appeal to a broad range of users, whether they're gamers or not.

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Toshiba Store Alu 3.5 review

Falling prices in storage is nothing new, but finding 1TB of desktop storage for under £70 is, in this early part of 2009 at least, a noteworthy…

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Sony VAIO VGN-AW11XU review

Slow performance and poor colour fidelity on a laptop are no longer mandated – just look at Sony’s VAIO VGN-AW11XU, candidate for the fastest…

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Iomega eGo BlackBelt 250GB review

Iomega has improved the eGo USB hard drive's resilence even further with a removable rubber harness

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Advent AIO100 review

A compact all-in-one PC using netbook parts but with a big shiny widescreen. The Advent AIO100 offers a lot for not very much.

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Hitachi Travelstar 7K320 notebook drive review

Hitachi's new 320GB 7200rpm notebook drive promises a step-up in performance for your laptop


 

Comments by Andrew Harrison


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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…

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…

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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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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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