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

Intel promises its new CPUs will match Nvidia’s potent GTX 1060, thanks to AMD

AMD and Intel shocked everyone when they revealed a partnership to put Radeon graphics alongside Intel processors. We now know more about 8th-gen Core with Radeon RX Vega M, and it could give Nvidia reason to worry.
Product Review

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

Our LG 32UD99-W review takes a dive into a display that pairs 4K resolution with HDR10 support. The result is a stunning monitor, but the stars must align for the display to appear its best.
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’s 38-inch Ultrasharp is the new king of massive monitors

LG was first to make a 38-inch ultrawide monitor, its display stood alone for almost a year. That’s no longer true. Our Dell Ultrasharp U3818DW monitor review finds that LG may need to hand over the crown.
Product Review

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

Our HP Envy x2 review includes headliners like a Snapdragon processor, 20 hours of battery life, and LTE connectivity, but you’ll truly fall in love with the Envy’s handsome look.
Product Review

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

Our Asus NovaGo review takes a first look at one the first Qualcomm-powered PCs. It can last 22 hours on a charge and has built-in LTE, yet pricing starts at just $600.
Computing

Super-efficient Windows laptops powered by Qualcomm phone chips are here

Qualcomm has released more details about a pair of upcoming laptops powered by its Snapdragon 835 hardware. The PCs will run Windows 10 S and include standard LTE, offering portability that few current computers can match.
Product Review

The updated Zenbook UX330UA is better in every way -- except one

One of our favorite laptops, the Asus Zenbook UX330UA, has been updated to feature the 8th-gen Intel Core CPU. It's still the best budget laptop on the market, offering great battery life and zippy performance at a discounted price.