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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Product Review

Falcon Northwest Mach V (late 2014) Review

After 22 years of ruling, Falcon Northwest's Mach V still deserves its throne.
Computing

New gigabit service proves DSL isn’t dead yet

A new DSL standard called G.fast promises speeds of up to one gigabit with a fiber backbone connected to existing copper wires. The technology could again make DSL competitor with cable and fiber alternatives.
Computing

Your say Friday: Will you be going 4K this holiday?

4K monitors have come down in price, but they're still not perfect. Will you be buying one this holiday shopping season?
Computing

Don’t think consoles have changed the requirements of PC games? Have a look for yourself

The new consoles have forced an increase in the average blockbuster game's system requirements, making it harder for budget rigs and old systems to get by.
Computing

Why 4K monitors are easier on your eyes

4K resolution is the new hotness in computing, but as with any new technology some users are worried that upgrading will cause more problems than it's worth. Kill All Pixels takes a closer look at whether increasing resolution is better or…
Product Review

Asus Zenbook NX500 Review

From 4K to Quantum Dots, Asus' budget-busting Zenbook NX500 has it all.
Computing

Chromebooks outsell iPads – in education, at least

New data from IDC suggests that Google's Chromebooks have found a footing in education. Systems based on Chrome OS outsold the iPad by over 10,000 units last quarter, reaching 25% of the education market.
Product Review

Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Edition Review

You'll think Acer's 4K Aspire V15 sells for $1,000 less, until you power it on.
Computing

How the PS4 and Xbox have raised PC system requirements

Does your gaming PC struggle to play the latest cross-platform games? You can thank the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for that. While more similar to computers than ever before, the latest console generation has rapidly escalated system…
Product Review

Lenovo Horizon II 27-Inch

Lenovo’s Horizon 27 2 is back and better, but not quite enough.
Computing

Want to buy a PC this holiday? Intel’s latest roadmap makes it a wise move

Intel revealed its latest processor roadmap in a recent investor call. While Broadwell is on track in mainstream notebooks the company said little about new silicon for desktops or affordable 2-in-1s.
Product Review

Origin EON 17-SLX (2014) Review

Doubling down on Nvidia's hottest GPU gives this laptop more grunt than a desktop.