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.
Articles
Product Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review

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

HP Dreamcolor Z32x Review

Staring into HP’s 32-inch DreamColor is like looking through a window.
Product Review

Dell XPS 13 (Skylake) Review

Dell's XPS 13 still sets the bar other ultrabooks must clear.
Computing

Neglected again, Apple’s dusty MacBooks are outdated, underpowered and overpriced

Apple's latest event was a snoozer, but Mac fans should pay close attention. The company's continued silence on updates for the MacBook Air and Pro says plenty about its attitude towards old-school computing.
Virtual Reality

Put this on. VR is the future, and it’s easier to enter than you think

Virtual reality has as many skeptics as fans, and the high cost of each headset hasn't won over newcomers. But once you use one, you'll understand why VR is the future, price be damned.
Virtual Reality

The PlayStation VR will launch in October at $400, but there’s a catch

The much-anticipated PlayStation VR will beat the Rift and Vive's pricing at $400, but gamers who haven't already jumped on PlayStation Move will have to buy extra peripherals to make it work.
Computing

Four generations of Intel HD Graphics tested

Intel's HD Graphics has come a long way over the years, but is it enough to play modern games at 1080p? We tested four generations of the hardware to find out first-hand.
Product Review

Dell XPS 8900 Special Edition Review

The fastest desktop Dell makes is a total sleeper, and a total steal.
Computing

Dell’s gold XPS 13 proves Windows laptops can be fashion accessories, too

Dell's recently announced gold XPS 13 just arrived in our office, and it's easily the most attractive Windows PC we've used. Unfortunately, there's a good chance you can't afford it.
Product Review

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro (2016) Review

Why doesn't Samsung sell more laptops? Allow the Notebook 9 Pro to demonstrate.
Computing

Eight months after release, Windows 10 is still the best desktop operating system 1:53

Windows 10 is Microsoft’s chance to redeem itself after the failure of Windows 8 and its touch-centric interface. Has the company managed to reverse course, or has it dug itself into an even deeper hole?
Computing

Building a PC? Here’s how to pick every part — now with 100 percent more VR

Putting together a new PC means sorting through an almost infinite number of possible configurations. Our build guide saves you the trouble, as we’ve the best picks for every budget.