Zara Baxter

Zara Baxter has been with PC Authority since mid-2007. She's a self-described second-generation geek, who grew up colouring in punch-cards that her father brought home, and first experimented with computers when they still had cassette tape drives and no hard drive. Zara's been in computer journalism for 10 years, with roles ranging from computer lab tester through to her current deputy editor role. Zara thinks computers should be accessible as well as powerful, and has a passion to help people get the most out of whatever computer they have. Zara studied Biology at Flinders University, specialising in genetics and microbiology graduation with a Bachelor of Science with Honours. She's lectured in topics as varied as creative writing, digital media, and microbiology.

Recent articles by Zara Baxter

Review: Asus Lamborghini VX6 notebook

Review: Asus Lamborghini VX6 notebook

Fast and furious 12.1 inch notebook
Feb 2 2011 4:37PM
Five tips for dealing with Facebook privacy issues

Five tips for dealing with Facebook privacy issues

Don't want to read 5000 words of Facebook privacy policy to figure out how to rubberneck-proof your private info? We've don't blame you. Fortunately, we've got the answers.
Sep 23 2010 1:58PM
Hp's Mini 311-1000 is a netbook on steroids for under $820

Hp's Mini 311-1000 is a netbook on steroids for under $820

Fancy an upgrade from a netbook to a laptop, without the price? Try the 311 for the best of both worlds
Feb 5 2010 3:56PM
Review: Hp's Mini 311-1000 is a netbook on steroids for under $820

Review: Hp's Mini 311-1000 is a netbook on steroids for under $820

Fancy an upgrade from a netbook to a laptop, without the price? Try the 311 for the best of both worlds
Feb 5 2010 3:56PM
HP's Touchsmart iQ600: is it time to step up to a touchscreen PC?

HP's Touchsmart iQ600: is it time to step up to a touchscreen PC?

Touch enabled all-in-one that improves over the previous model and ticks almost all the boxes
Feb 4 2010 3:54PM
Review: HP's Touchsmart iQ600: is it time to step up to a touchscreen PC?

Review: HP's Touchsmart iQ600: is it time to step up to a touchscreen PC?

Touch enabled all-in-one that improves over the previous model and ticks almost all the boxes
Feb 4 2010 3:54PM
Dell Inspiron 1470, a step up from a netbook without compromising on battery life

Dell Inspiron 1470, a step up from a netbook without compromising on battery life

What do you call a CULV laptop that doesn’t look like a CULV laptop? Meet Dell's thin and light Inspiron 1470.
Feb 3 2010 3:52PM
Review: Dell Inspiron 1470, a step up from a netbook without compromising on battery life

Review: Dell Inspiron 1470, a step up from a netbook without compromising on battery life

What do you call a CULV laptop that doesn’t look like a CULV laptop? Meet Dell's thin and light Inspiron 1470.
Feb 3 2010 3:52PM
HP's Pavilion s5180a proves that cheap and cheerful isn't everything

HP's Pavilion s5180a proves that cheap and cheerful isn't everything

The HP Pavilion s5180a punches above its weight and provides a welcoming entry point for a starter or low-end upgrade system.
Oct 12 2009 9:10AM
Review: HP's Pavilion s5180a proves that cheap and cheerful isn't everything

Review: HP's Pavilion s5180a proves that cheap and cheerful isn't everything

The HP Pavilion s5180a punches above its weight and provides a welcoming entry point for a starter or low-end upgrade system.
Oct 12 2009 9:10AM
Lenovo T400s, an incredibly lightweight ultraportable for business use

Lenovo T400s, an incredibly lightweight ultraportable for business use

Lightweight but perfect for heavy duty business, this ultraportable is sure to impress.
Oct 12 2009 9:03AM
Review: Lenovo T400s, an incredibly lightweight ultraportable for business use

Review: Lenovo T400s, an incredibly lightweight ultraportable for business use

Lightweight but perfect for heavy duty business, this ultraportable is sure to impress.
Oct 12 2009 9:03AM
HP EliteBook 6930p offers perfection with incredible 24 hour battery life

HP EliteBook 6930p offers perfection with incredible 24 hour battery life

Its longlife 24-hour battery makes it significantly less portable, but this laptop is classy in every sense of the word.
Jul 17 2009 9:41AM
Review: HP EliteBook 6930p offers perfection with incredible 24 hour battery life

Review: HP EliteBook 6930p offers perfection with incredible 24 hour battery life

Its longlife 24-hour battery makes it significantly less portable, but this laptop is classy in every sense of the word.
Jul 17 2009 9:41AM
Pioneer Computers M86 packs incredible power for an incredible price

Pioneer Computers M86 packs incredible power for an incredible price

Incredibly powerful laptop system, with a few small issues that hold it back from true glory.
Jul 17 2009 9:37AM
Review: Pioneer Computers M86 packs incredible power for an incredible price

Review: Pioneer Computers M86 packs incredible power for an incredible price

Incredibly powerful laptop system, with a few small issues that hold it back from true glory.
Jul 17 2009 9:37AM
Benq Joybook Lite U101, steams into the front-running for cheap 10.2in netbooks

Benq Joybook Lite U101, steams into the front-running for cheap 10.2in netbooks

It's not widely available, but with this battery life on offer the BenQ Joybook Lite U101 should be
Jun 23 2009 10:05AM
Review: Benq Joybook Lite U101, steams into the front-running for cheap 10.2in netbooks

Review: Benq Joybook Lite U101, steams into the front-running for cheap 10.2in netbooks

It's not widely available, but with this battery life on offer the BenQ Joybook Lite U101 should be
Jun 23 2009 10:05AM
HP Elitebook 2530p, a business laptop with a solid 4-5 hours of battery life

HP Elitebook 2530p, a business laptop with a solid 4-5 hours of battery life

Long-lasting battery, enough power to go, and a lightweight design: this has it all in a small package
Jun 5 2009 1:13PM
Review: HP Elitebook 2530p, a business laptop with a solid 4-5 hours of battery life

Review: HP Elitebook 2530p, a business laptop with a solid 4-5 hours of battery life

Long-lasting battery, enough power to go, and a lightweight design: this has it all in a small package
Jun 5 2009 1:13PM

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