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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


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BenQ PG2401PT review: high-quality monitor offers a wide colour gamut, excellent colour accuracy and 16:10 aspect ratio

The BenQ PG2401PT is a high-quality monitor with an 8-bit + FRC panel that offers a wide colour gamut, excellent colour accuracy and 16:10 aspect…

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Synology RS814RP+ review: 4-bay NAS drive a good low-cost solution

The Synology RS814RP+ is a low-cost alternative solution for modest 4-bay rack-mount NAS needs. Here's our Synology RS814RP+ review.

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QNAP HS-210 review: A stylish NAS drive that will blend into your home

NAS drives are increasingly found in the home, offering a neat way to archive and access all your music and media and countless other important…

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OPPO PM-1 review: planar-magnetic headphones offer great build quality and stride ahead with their mastery of bass instruments

The OPPO PM-1 are planar-magnetic headphones that offer great build quality and design, and stride ahead with their mastery of bass instruments.…

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D-Link DIR-880L review: easy-to-configure wireless router offers advanced features and strong performance

D-Link DIR-880L is an easy-to-configure wireless router with enough advanced features to also keep some power users happy. It performs well, too.…

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Linksys EA6900 review: good performing draft-11ac router offers cloud access and an attractive modern interface

The Linksys EA6900 is a draft-11ac router that offers cloud access and an attractive modern interface. Here's our Linksys EA6900 review.

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Should you pay for internet security software? Why free antivirus is plenty good enough for your PC - never pay for security software

Do you need to pay for internet security software, or is free antivirus alone enough to protect your computer on the internet? Why free antivirus…

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Linksys WRT1900AC review: 802.11ac router is well built, but performance is disappointing

The Linksys WRT1900AC is a well-constructed router with distinctive style and strong build quality, but wireless performance can only be described…

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Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11ac review: 6th generation Apple router is superbly built, easy to use, and fast

Apple's sixth-generation AirPort Extreme router is well built, easy to use and offers superb performance. Here's our AirPort Extreme 802.11ac review.

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Netgear Nighthawk R7000 review: Netgear router sets the benchmark of what is possible with draft 802.11ac technology

From every 802.11ac wireless router we've tested to date, the Netgear sets the benchmark of what is currently possible. It's our fastest 802.11ac…


 

Comments by Andrew Harrison


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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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