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.

Toshiba’s Portégé Z20t can last two work days on a single charge

Toshiba is raising the bar on battery life with its Portégé Z20t, a 2-in-1 that can last almost eighteen hours on a single charge.

Computing

Intel’s latest integrated graphics can support 4K, ready for DirectX 12

Intel's new 5th-generation Core processor launch means the reveal of its latest integrated graphics. The company promises support for 4K and DirectX 12 alongside up to 22 percent better performance.

Computing

Intel’s fifth-gen processors are faster, more efficient. Surprised?

Intel has finally revealed its entire lineup of fifth-generation mobile dual-core processors. There are no surprises, but it does look as if the company's latest chips will enable another big leap in battery life.

Computing

Why can’t your computer stream 4K yet? Crazy compression and piracy

Both Amazon Prime and Netflix now offer 4K video streaming, but PC users are locked out despite the fact computers should technically be able to handle it. We take a closer look at the obstacles barring easy access to Ultra HD content on Windows and Mac.

Computing

Wide load: Nearly three feet of desktop make this LG monitor a mammoth

Have you ever felt that your monitor is a bit too narrow? You certainly won't have that problem with LG's 34UC97, which measures nearly three feet wide, but what you gain in size…

  • Pros: Attractive design , Plenty of ports , Great image quality…
  • Cons: Stand only tilts , Backlight bleed in corners of panel…

Zotac goes small on desktops, big on graphics

Zotac has shown its commitment at CES 2015 with two new pint-sized models, one of which is passively cooled. The company is also showing a heavily overclocked variant of the GTX 970 video card.

Computing