Matthew S. Smith

Matthew S. Smith

Matthew S. Smith is a Senior Editor at Digital Trends. He's responsible for overseeing the Computing, Gaming, and Emerging Tech sections, each of which is lead by an Associate Editor or Section Editor. In addition to more than 10 years of experience in tech journalism, Matt has appeared in hundreds of videos (both live and recorded) and has interviewed executives from numerous companies including AMD, IBM, and Intel.

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Computing

Want Apple's super-slim MacBook Air? Here's what to know before you buy

Apple's new MacBook Air is now available for purchase starting at $1,199. If you want one, you'll want to know how to configure it, and if the Air is the right Mac for you. Our guide will help you make the right MacBook purchase.
Computing

Microsoft’s only gaming mouse doesn’t know when to clock out

Microsoft's Pro Intellimouse attempts to fuse the comfort and simplicity of a professional mouse with the extreme responsiveness of a gaming mouse. It's a successful effort, but not without sacrifices.
Product Review

Asus’ buttoned-down Zephyrus M is a gaming laptop in search of purpose

Asus’ Zephyrus M is a mid-range gaming laptop that looks like it could be your everyday machine. Its ninth-generation Core i7 processor and RTX 2060 graphics chip are promising on paper, but odd choices hold the laptop back.
Computing

AMD or Intel? We take a look at the pros and cons of both processors

When it comes to selecting a CPU for your PC, there's no shortage of chips for you to choose from. With Ryzen, Threadripper, and Core i9 CPUs though, the AMD vs. Intel argument is muddier than ever.
Gaming

Dota Underlords and Teamfight Tactics are a mess, and gamers love it

The up-and-coming autochess genre, lead by Dota Underlords and Teamfight Tactics, is different from most strategy games you've played. Both titles are a bit of a mess, with chaotic battles and mediocre interfaces. Gamers love them anyway.
Computing

These cheap laptops will make you wonder why anyone spends more

Looking for a budget notebook for school, work, or play? The best budget laptops, including our top pick -- the Asus ZenBook UX331UA -- will get the job done without digging too deeply into your pockets.