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

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.
Computing

Protect your home from network intrusion with Bitdefender’s Box

Want to protect your network devices from threats before they even arrive? Check out Bitdefender's newly announced Box, a router that actively scans incoming packets for potential threats.
Computing

Need more space in your SSD? Intel’s 3D NAND may be the answer

Intel's new 3D NAND, developed in partnership with Micron, is promised to hold up to 32GB per chip. This huge improvement could lead to more affordable high-capacity SSDs, but consumer drives will arrive mid-2015 at the earliest.
Computing

Microsoft asked, you answered. Here’s what users want added to Windows 10

Windows 10's technical preview has given users a voice, and they've wasted not time using it to let Microsoft know what they think. Here's the top 10 suggestions we've seen so far.
Computing

Google gets into the giving spirit, offers 1TB of Drive with every Chromebook

Google has made Chromebooks even more this attractive this holiday season by offering one terabyte of free Drive cloud storage. The plan last for two years, making it a $240 value.
Product Review

AVADirect Z97 Quiet Gaming Review

The Z97 Quiet Gaming is the obvious choice if you want to play PC games in peace.