Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Matt Smith is a writer, computing guru, gamer and geek hailing from Portland, Oregon. He is editor of Digital Trends' computing section.

Windows 10 will pack full-screen start menu, tablet mode

The latest Windows 10 event had plenty of big reveals, but Microsoft also let slip some subtle details about how its latest operating system has been refined in response to user feedback.


'There's a terabyte in that?!' Pretty much sums up Samsung's outlandish T1 SSD

Looking for a portable drive that can transfer tens of gigabytes in just a few minutes? Samsung's super-quick T1 is what you want, and it's small enough to fit in your pocket.

  • Pros: Tiny, pocketable size , Excellent performance , Easy drive…
  • Cons: Pricey compared to mechanical disks , Short bundled cord

Fresh from CES, Dell's XPS 13 just lit up our labs and set the bar for 2015

Dell's latest XPS 13 won our Best of Computing award at CES 2015. Now we have it in our office, and have put it through our rigorous tests. Is it as incredible as it seems at a…

  • Pros: Light, but solid , Attractive design , Great touchpad…
  • Cons: Limited ports , Quiet speakers , Fan can be loud at full…

Intel expands 2-in-1 reference design to include plus-sized 12.5-inch displays as sales slump

Rumors indicate Intel has expanded its 2-in-1 reference design to include 12.5-inch models. This move may help support 10-inch models, which have slumped after an initial sales spike.


Intel shows a bit of everything at CES 2015, and it actually works

Intel casts a wide net in its CES 2015 keynote presentation, focusing less on computers and more on up-and-coming technologies that ought to keep the company relevant well into the future.


CES shows 2015 will be the year of the monitor

The explosion of awesome new PC displays at CES 2015 may take the humble monitor out of the shadows and give it some well-deserved attention.