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

Review: Asus Lamborghini VX6

It's fast, and furious, but you may prefer a different kind of supercar-inspired laptop.
Zara Baxter Jan 27 2011, 8:38AM Reviews
Samsung Q330, an A-List budget laptop

Samsung Q330, an A-List budget laptop

Stylish and usable if you're after performance and power more than battery life.
Zara Baxter Jan 17 2011, 12:07PM Reviews
Review: Asus VK278Q

Review: Asus VK278Q

A 27in monster which ticks almost all the boxes.
Zara Baxter Dec 3 2010, 8:44AM Reviews
Intel's AppUp store goes live

Intel's AppUp store goes live

The first fruits of theAppUp platform at CES in January has launched.
Zara Baxter Sep 15 2010, 2:07PM Software
Pacstar i7 Luxury, tackles HD video editing and gaming without breaking the budget

Pacstar i7 Luxury, tackles HD video editing and gaming without breaking the budget

It lacks a few bells and whistles if you’re looking for a family PC, but it has plenty of power and expansion
Zara Baxter Aug 24 2010, 8:32AM Reviews
HTC Wildfire - first prepaid smartphone through Telstra

HTC Wildfire - first prepaid smartphone through Telstra

HTC and Telstra have announced the HTC Wildfire, the first prepaid smartphone on Telstra's network. Here's what you need to know
Zara Baxter Aug 11 2010, 8:57AM Mobility
HP Envy 17, the largest Envy is an all-round powerhouse

HP Envy 17, the largest Envy is an all-round powerhouse

Slick design, excellent build quality and an all-round powerhouse make this a handy gaming machine on-the-go.
Zara Baxter Jul 7 2010, 8:59AM Reviews
Apple's MacBook Pro 17 reviewed, still desirable for several reasons

Apple's MacBook Pro 17 reviewed, still desirable for several reasons

The desirable MacBook Pro now bears Intel’s Core i7 processor and shows the limitations of design
Zara Baxter May 25 2010, 2:13PM Reviews
Acer adds the RevoView media streamer to its 2010 lineup

Acer adds the RevoView media streamer to its 2010 lineup

Acer promised to make managing movies, photos and music, much easier.
Zara Baxter May 5 2010, 3:41PM Hardware
Computex: Core i5 heads to the desktop

Computex: Core i5 heads to the desktop

The long awaited Core i5 'Mainstream' processors are finally on the way to desktops, complementing Intel's existing Core i7 enthusiast processors.
Zara Baxter Jun 4 2009, 2:46PM Hardware
3's Mobile Broadband Router

3's Mobile Broadband Router

In addition to the now obligatory USB modems, the 3G networks have started distributing their own Wi-Fi routers. What are 3G mobile broadband routers, and do you need one?
Zara Baxter Mar 30 2009, 3:04PM Mobility
Boost your broadband speed for free

Boost your broadband speed for free

Everything you need to know about maxing-out your broadband connection, including interleaving, fine tuning MTU settings, firmware updates, ADSL filters and splitters,and that old chestnut - electrical noise in your wiring
Tim Danton , Barry Collins , Zara Baxter Aug 14 2008, 2:38PM Collaboration

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