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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Computing

Less is actually less: 5 reasons you should spend more on your next laptop

Low-cost laptops may look tempting, but the sacrifices you make to get there will often come back to bite you in the years of ownership ahead.
Product Review

Asus ROG Swift PG279Q Review

An overclockable monitor is definitely overkill, but you'll want this one anyway.
Computing

Update: Google denies plan to “phase out” Chrome OS

Google has officially reports that it plans to "phase out" Chrome OS while confirming a project is under way to combine the best of Chrome and Android.
Computing

Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10576 is released to the Fast Ring

Microsoft Windows Build 10576 is a minor update, but it does add streaming support from the Edge browser to Miracast and DLNA devices, along access to Cortana from within PDF files.
Computing

Superior silicon: How Apple is beating chipmakers at their own game

Apple's latest A9 processors are incredibly quick, nipping at the heels of even Intel's hardware. That feat was accomplished in just half a decade, and challenges what the industry thought possible.
Computing

Updated: Here’s where you can buy the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book

Want to be an early adopter of Microsoft's first-ever convertible laptop? We've compiled a list of retailers and ship dates to help you can your hands on a Surface Book first.
Computing

Which MacBook model should you buy?

Apple's line-up of MacBooks has started to swell, leaving fans a bit confused about which they should buy. All of are decent systems, but there is one that currently stands out from the rest.
Computing

Want to play games on your Surface Book? Prepare for disappointment

Microsoft's inclusion of an Nvidia GPU in the Surface Book suggests it might work for light gaming, but several issues prevent it from playing as hard as it works.
Computing

Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore is lost to the sea — until next summer, at least

Joe Belfiore, Microsoft's VP of its operating systems group, is a familiar face at the company's presentations. He'll be missing for a time, however, as he's headed off to sea for an educational tour with his family.
Computing

Windows 10 will soon let you send text messages through Cortana

Leaked internal builds of Windows 10 have revealed plans to integrate text messaging into the operating system through Cortana, including text-to-speech, but you'll need a Windows 10 phone to use it.
Apple

Apple’s 21.5-inch iMac with Retina is the least repairable yet

Apple's new iMac with Retina seems to have packed in so many pixels that it didn't leave room for future upgrades. Notorious tear-down specialist iFixit has slapped it with the lowest reparability score of any iMac.
Product Review

Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA Review

A slow processor holds back the otherwise budget-friendly Asus Flip TP200SA