Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Matt Smith is a writer, computing guru, gamer and geek hailing from Portland, Oregon. He is editor of the @DigitalTrends computing section.
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Computing

LG makes a 38-inch ultrawide monitor worth emptying your wallet for

LG stunned us by announcing a $1,500 monitor, but its 38-inch ultrawide panel is nothing to laugh at. In fact, our eyes-on experience with the flagship display left us wanting to open our wallets.
Computing

The Lenovo Yoga 910 is a powerhouse laptop posing as a 2-in-1 2:10

Lenovo’s Yoga 910 is one of the thinnest 2-in-1s on the market, but that’s now what makes it remarkable. It’s a secret superhero, containing the latest Core processors, the fastest hard drive technology, and a huge battery.
Computing

Lenovo’s IFA 2016 lineup includes a laptop with virtual keys and a supercharged 2-in-1

Lenovo revealed four new devices during IFA 2016, one of which introduces Lenovo's new Halo Keyboard technology, a set of "virtual" keys that can be turned off to create an oversized touchpad.
Computing

Acer’s Spin 7 is the thinnest 2-in- 1 yet, but it’s not insubstantial

Acer has added another entry to its collection of 2-in-1s, the Spin 7. Though simple, its all-aluminum body, full HD touchscreen, and fast internals may put it ahead of the pack.
Computing

Acer’s Predator 21 X is a bit curved, a bit crazy, and outrageously quick

There was one laptop that stood out as special among Acer's buffet of announcements -- the Predator 21 X. It claims the title of first curved-screen laptop, and champions the latest in PC gaming hardware.
Computing

Acer’s Swift 7 will send you dashing for the 'buy' button

Acer’s new entry into the luxury laptop market is a super-light, super-thin notebook that brings premium features to a more modest price point.
Product Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Yoga trades in suit slacks for stretch pants.
Computing

Better battery life, 4K love, and more of the perks to Intel’s next Core chips

Intel has taken the wraps off its 7th-generation Intel Core processor, previously codenamed Kaby Lake. The chips include a New Media Engine, which specializes in decoding 4K video.
Computing

LG is showing off a monster 38-inch ultra-wide monitor at IFA

LG is using IFA 2016 to launch a trio of big ultrawide monitors, including a 38-inch behemoth, the largest ultrawide monitor ever produced. Its siblings including a gaming monitor with FreeSync, and a thin-bezel media display.
Computing

You can buy a laptop with an OLED screen now, but should you?

OLED screens, common on mobile devices, are just now beginning to appear on laptops. Their beauty will leave you wondering how you ever did without, but the new tech may leave you searching for the nearest power socket.
Podcasts

Close to the Metal Ep. 9: Will Deus Ex: Mankind Divided also divide PC gamers? 37:41

PC gamers love to play games with all the details turned up. But as Deus Ex: Mankind Divided proves, there's been a recent uptick in the load maxed-out games demand. Do gamers need to prepare for a costly upgrade?
Virtual Reality

We’ve made a map so you can find the HTC Vive demo nearest you

Virtual reality is difficult to truly understand until you've tried it yourself. HTC knows that, and has set up demo stations across the globe to give people a first taste of VR. Here's where you can try to the Vive.