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

LG's latest PC is an impossibly thin ultrabook for everyone

LG's new Gram 15 isn't just the lightest laptop of its size. It absolutely shatters the previous record. But if there's a point where cutting weight becomes counter-productive, the LG is fast approaching it.
Virtual Reality

XImmerse wants to make your GearVR experience hands-on

While many VR headsets are on their way, most don't have native controllers. Ximmerse wants to fill that gap with a headset-agnostic peripheral that works with any VR platform, but there are a few quirks to work out.
Computing

Finally! OLED comes to laptops at CES 2016, and you won’t believe your eyes

OLED panels have graced televisions and smartphones for several years, but have been absent in laptops and computer monitors. At CES 2016 that finally changed, and it marks a huge leap forward in display quality.
Computing

Watch out, ThinkPad! Dell’s new Latitude is ready to put up a fight for business travelers 2:24

Dell's new Latitude 13 7000 looks like a business edition of the XPS 13, but the differences go deeper than that. Are they enough to make the Latitude a worthy competitor for Lenovo's ThinkPad?
Computing

Intel steals the show at CES 2016 with an inspired, futuristic keynote

Intel may not be a company that comes to mind when you think of innovation, but it should be, and its action-packed keynote proved it's not to be ignored.
Computing

Lenovo's Ideapad 710S is a budget hero with limited options

The $800 Lenovo Ideapad 710S looks set to take down competitors with a Core i5 processor and 1080p display, but buyers with fat stacks to spend might be disappointed by its high-end options.
Computing

Hands on with the first-ever OLED laptop, Lenovo's X1 Yoga

Lenovo has brought OLED to laptops with the ThinkPad X1 Yoga, a new 2-in-1 system that combines the best of the X1 Carbon with a 360-degree hinge.
Computing

Monitors, convertibles, Chrome OS AIOs: Acer brings a little bit of everything to CES 2016

Acer's PC announcements include a version of the popular Acer Aspire V15 with Intel's RealSense camera, a monitor with USB Type-C support, and a 12.5-inch 2-in-1 with an optional 4K display.
Computing

The laptop I’m bringing to Las Vegas for CES might surprise you

Choosing the right laptop for CES is as important as picking comfortable shoes, and there were plenty of options. The system that made the cut probably isn't the one you expect.
Computing

3 computer companies that killed it in 2015 (plus 3 that biffed it)

2015 saw the release of several impressive, important products, but the market overall continued to shrink, and many have suffered. Few have managed to improve their hardware and software despite the PC's stormy waters.
Product Review

Dell XPS 15 (2015) Review

Dell XPS 15 (2015) review.
Computing

Comcast is the most hated broadband provider by far, according to FCC complaints

The FCC has received more complaints about Comcast than the three other major broadband providers combined. Customers strongly dislike the new data cap program, but also have issues with availability and service speed.