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Zackery Cuevas

Junior Analyst, Hardware

My Experience

I’m a Junior Analyst and ISF-certified TV calibrator focused on reviewing computer accessories, laptops, gaming monitors, and video games. I’ve been writing, playing, and complaining about games for as long as I remember, but it wasn’t until recently that I’ve been able to shout my opinions directly at a larger audience. My work has appeared on iMore, Windows Central, Android Central, and TWICE, and I have a diverse portfolio of editing work under my belt from my time spent at Scholastic and Oxford University Press. I also have a few book-author credits under my belt—I’ve contributed to the sci-fi anthology Under New Suns, and I’ve even written a Peppa Pig book.

My Areas of Expertise

  • Computer accessories

  • Laptops

  • Video games

  • Gaming monitors

The Technology I Use

My current rig consists of an Intel Core i7-10700K, a GeForce RTX 3060, and 16GB of DDR4 RAM stuffed into a giant Cooler Master tower from 2016. I also use a Acer Nitro XV272U 27-inch WQHD monitor, a SteelSeries Apex Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, and the Roccat Kone XP gaming mouse. When I’m not on my main computer, you’ll find me cycling among my Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X.

Outside of gaming, I use Google Drive heavily to keep track of all my writing, spreadsheets, and Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. I’m an iPhone user, but aside from my Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds, I’ve largely avoided being sucked too deeply into Apple’s ecosystem (at least right now). I do my best to remain platform-agnostic.

That said, I’ve been a lifelong Nintendo fanboy since the N64, though my first console was the Sega Genesis. I love retro gaming, too, and own a Nintendo Entertainment System, a Super Nintendo, a GameCube, a Wii, multiple older PlayStations (1, 2, and 3), an Xbox 360, and a Dreamcast. I hope to find a worthy CRT to play them on sometime soon.

Recent Articles by Zackery Cuevas

The Best 60 Percent Keyboards for 2023

Need more space on your crowded desk? Compact "60 percent" and "65 percent" keyboards fit perfectly for productivity or play. Our buying advice and reviews will help you pick just the right one.

By Mike Epstein  & Zackery Cuevas

The Best Wireless Mice for 2023

Don't let cords trip up your work or play. Here's everything you need to know to buy the best wireless mouse, plus our top tested picks.

By Mike Epstein  & Zackery Cuevas

Resident Evil 4 (Remake) Review

Editors' Choice

Capcom faithfully recreates and reimagines the legendary Resident Evil 4 by improving the graphics, tightening the gameplay, and keeping the original game's core scares and charms intact.

By Zackery Cuevas

Alienware 500Hz Gaming Monitor (AW2524H) Review


Hard-core esports gamers with cutting-edge PCs might find the astoundingly fast Alienware 500Hz Gaming Monitor (AW2524H) an intriguing battle tool, but it's too expensive and niche for nearly everyone else.

By Zackery Cuevas

Eyes On: Viture One XR Smart Glasses Let You Game on 120 Inches From Anywhere

Viture's gaming-focused glasses project the equivalent of a 120-inch screen in front of your eyes. We put them to the test with a Nintendo Switch, a PC, and a Steam Deck, and this is what we saw.

By Zackery Cuevas