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

Get right to the good stuff with our no-nonsense guide to the best laptops

Today, the best laptops provide excellent battery life, brilliant display quality, and outstanding performance, often at the same time. Yet you only need one laptop -- and we know which you should buy.
Computing

The best 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 UX330UA - will get the job done without digging too deep into your pockets.
Product Review

LG 32UD99-W Review

The world literally isn’t ready for LG’s most epic 4K monitor.
Computing

HDR monitors are beginning to have an impact. Here are the best you can buy

HDR has arrived on a slim selection of PC displays. We've rounded up the best HDR monitors -- but be warned, there's still a few issues with support on Windows 10 PCs.
Computing

Fifth time's the charm for this year's most ambitious computer

2017 is the year the 2-in-1 rose to prominence, but the device that started it all is still in the lead. We also saw an unexpected new player conquer traditional notebooks, and had chance to enjoy an awesome, ultrawide gaming monitor.
Computing

HDR monitors are here, but don’t get your wallet out yet

A handful of HDR monitors are now available, letting you enjoy brighter, more detailed, and more vivid content at your desk -- but you should think twice before buying one.
Virtual Reality

The Magic Leap One no longer asks a leap of imagination. Here's how it works

A few renderings of the Magic Leap One headset have been revealed, and a handful of journalists have looked at the headset. Many questions remain about its performance, weight, and battery life.
Computing

Timeline makes working in Windows 10 faster — and it’s not even finished yet

Most of us open a handful of applications and documents time and time again, picking up where we left off each time. Windows 10 Timeline wants to make that easier — and it succeeds.
Computing

Can't afford a MacBook? These alternatives are just as good

Apple's laptops are great, but they're also expensive, leaving many searching for affordable alternatives. We've found them: the best MacBook alternatives. They'll save you hundreds without sacrificing performance or portability.
Product Review

Dell Ultrasharp U3818DW Review

Dell’s 38-inch Ultrasharp is the new king of massive monitors.
Product Review

HP Envy x2 (2017) hands-on Review

Slim and suave, HP’s Envy x2 is the Don Juan of Windows 2-in-1s.
Product Review

Asus NovaGo hands-on Review

Go ahead, leave your charger. The Asus NovaGo boasts 22 hours of battery life.