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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The best budget laptops for 2019

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.

AMD vs. Intel

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.
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Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Touch Bar review

The MacBook Pro is a controversial laptop these days, and that's unfortunate. Due to some divisive changes Apple made to the functionality of the MacBook Pro, fans are split.

The PlayStation 5 will cut your load times and open your wallet

The PlayStation 5's dashboard will let players load directly into game activities, and even see rewards before they play. That could completely change game design.
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Asus ZenBook 13 UX333FA review: All you need

Long on battery life and short on price, the Asus ZenBook 13 UX333FA is another affordable entry that tries to unset better known rivals, such as Dell’s XPS 13 and Apple’s MacBook Air. Though not without quirks, the ZenBook 13’s…

Is Microsoft’s 15-inch Surface Laptop 3 a gaming laptop in disguise?

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 15-inch has an AMD Ryzen processor and AMD Vega graphics. Does that mean it's a gaming laptop in disguise? We'll give you our verdict.