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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BenQ PV3200PT Review

If you need a monitor big enough to be a TV, BenQ has your 4K fix.
Podcasts

Close to the Metal Episode 4: Who makes the best video card? 34:52

Most PC gamers need a discrete graphics card, and options from AMD and Nvidia have dominated the market for almost two decades. Which has the edge in 2016? And is Intel catching up?
Product Review

Origin Millennium (2016) Review

Origin Millennium (2016) review.
Podcasts

Close to the Metal Ep. 3: Is Falcon’s $8,700 Mach V desktop a justifiable expense? 33:31

The Falcon Northwest Mach V is one of the most enduring, and most expensive, systems in the PC arena. Is its high price tag worthwhile? And what's the real difference between it and a more typical, mid-range rig?
Product Review

Falcon Northwest Mach V (2016) Review

Legendary for a reason: Falcon Northwest's iconic Mach V still slays.
Podcasts

Close to the Metal Ep. 2: Is the RX 480 too powerful for its own good, and what size monitor is best? 28:53

The RX 480's fantastic reviews are followed by power draw problems, a VR porn festival in Japan is shut down by overcrowding, and Acer's Predator Z35 gaming monitor proves why bigger isn't always better.
Product Review

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Review

2-in-1 PCs aren't dead, and Microsoft's class-redefining Surface Pro 4 is proof.
Podcasts

Close to the Metal Ep.1: Does the Radeon RX 480 leave Nvidia eating AMD’s dust? 29:16

AMD's new Radeon RX 480 is the best thing to happen to budget gaming in years, but is it enough to pull the company out of its recent downward spiral?
Product Review

AMD Radeon RX 480 video card Review

AMD's RX 480 thrashes Nvidia by setting a new bar for budget gaming performance.
Product Review

LG 27UD88-W 4K monitor Review

Where's the rest of it? LG makes a 4K monitor so sleek, it's barely there.
Product Review

Digital Storm Aventum 3 Review

Custom PCs don't get more excessive than Digital Storm's titanic Aventum 3
Gaming

E3 2016 was packed with plenty to entice PC gamers — here’s our favorites

E3 has a tendency to focus more on console releases than PC games, but this year was different. We've rounded up all the news every PC gamers needs to know.