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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: 
QNAP TS-1079 Pro review - business NAS is powerful and well specified

A powerful and well specified NAS aimed at business use, here's our QNAP TS-1079 Pro review, with QNAP TS-1079 Pro speed benchmarks and test results.

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iPhone 5 review - Apple's iPhone remains a beautifully built, top performer

iPhone 5 review: iPhone 5 benchmarks and objective testing. Here's PC Advisor's definitive iPhone 5 review. Updated, 17 June 2013.

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G-Technology G-DRIVE 4TB review: high-performace USB 3.0 hard drive

G-Technology offers a range of smart external storage, styled to blend with professional Apple Mac hardware. Take a look at our G-Technology…

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Finlux 42S9100-T review: a budget 3D, HD, and internet TV

The Finlux offers many of the consumer-pleasing features such as 3D, HD, and internet services for a reasonable price. Read our Finlux 42S9100-T…

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How to transfer your iTunes library from one computer to another

Here's where we show you how to transfer your iTunes library from one computer to another.

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Solid-state drive buying advice: what to look for when buying a SSD

Here's where we empty all of our expect solid-state drive buying advice onto one succinct web page.

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How to get better-than-CD audio quality with Direct Stream Digital

As the CD is about to turn 30, we long for what could have been. We review the latest digital audio hardware and music playback software to see…

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Chord Electronics QuteHD review: reference point for audio quality

Chord’s DAC64 sets a reference point for audio quality that’s going to be hard follow. Read our Chord Electronics QuteHD review to find out more.

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Audirvana Plus 1.4 review: perhaps the best stereo music player available for PCs

Audirvana Plus is perhaps the best stereo music player available for the personal computer. Read our Audirvana Plus 1.4 review to find out more.

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Toshiba THNSNH512GCST review: a SSD with mostly good Lab results

The Toshiba THNSNH512GCST doesn't help promote itself with its unpronounceable name, and the warranty of just one year doesn't inspire confidence…


 

Comments by Andrew Harrison


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…

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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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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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Palicomp Phoenix i5 Solar Flare review

Hi Andy The XFX components look about right as substitutes. But please get in touch with me directly so I can clarify some other points:…

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Apple MacBook Pro 15in (Early 2011) review

Hello Revolutionay United Front No intention to be disingenuous about Thunderbolt here - the facts stated and my personal commentary on the new…

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