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.

AMD debuts full 7th-gen APU line at Computex, claims CPU boost of up to 56 percent

After months of teases, AMD has revealed its full 7th-generation APU line. The company claims a performance boost of up to 56 percent compared to AMD chips from two years ago.

Nobody wants Intel’s Core M processor, and Computex proves it

Core M was built to enable a new generation of 2-in-1 devices thinner, lighter, and quicker than any before. But companies have turned away from it for their latest ultra-thin PCs at Computex 2016. That may spell the beginning of the end.

Plextor’s newest solid state drive puts gamers in its crosshairs

Plextor's newest solid state drive hopes a combination of cutting-edge technology and racy styling will catch the attention of hardcore gamers worldwide.

The Asus Transformer 3 Pro is a slightly bigger, slightly better Surface Book

The latest 2-in-1 device from Asus owes a lot to Microsoft's Surface Pro, but it hopes to beat Redmond's engineers at their own game with a bigger screen and lower price tag.

Asus gave its Zenbook a Mac makeover, and the result is beautiful

Asus has built a MacBook challenger -- the Zenbook 3. It's similar in size to Apple's slimmest notebook, yet has a faster processor, and bigger screen, at a lower price.

Get a peek inside your next PC with our preview of Computex 2016

Computex, help in Taipei, begins on June 1. It will hold a lot of news for PC enthusiasts, including potential new hardware from both AMD and Intel. There may even be a few surprises.
Product Review

Dell Latitude 13 7370 Review

Dell's svelte Latitude 13 comes cloaked in carbon fiber, but it's no supercar.
Product Review

Asus Zenbook UX305UA Review

Practice makes perfect. Asus' latest Zenbook is a no-nonsense knockout.

The smartphone’s scattershot future looks a lot like the PC’s past

Smartphones aren’t novel anymore. Now that everyone has one, the rapid advancements that marked the dawn of the smartphone age will give way to an age of different shapes, sizes, and speeds.
Virtual Reality

Can a shock bracelet really soothe VR nausea? We lined up testers to find out

The Reliefband is a wearable that claims to cure motion sickness, including that caused by a virtual reality headset. But is the cure based on real science, or is it a virtual fraud?
Product Review

Origin Chronos (2016) Review

Origin's Chronos is quicker than your desktop, and half the size.
Product Review

Lenovo ThinkPad P50 Review

They don't make 'em like they used to, except for Lenovo's trusty ThinkPad P50