Matt Smith

Matthew S. Smith has covered PC hardware for nearly fifteen years. His work has appeared in dozens of publications including Digital Trends, Business Insider, Lifewire, and IGN.

Do you need an HDMI 2.1 monitor?

How Intel integrated graphics leveled up while you weren't looking

How Intel integrated graphics leveled up while you weren't looking

Intel’s Iris Xe integrated graphics offers surprisingly good gaming chops for thin-and-light laptops, without the cost or weight of discrete options.

Are ultrawide monitors worth it?

Are ultrawide monitors worth it?

An ultrawide monitor provides several benefits that enhance both work and play—but there are some drawbacks you should know about.

HDR gaming on PC: Everything you need to know

HDR gaming on PC: Everything you need to know

Awesome HDR gaming is still difficult to achieve on a Windows PC, but it's not impossible—and the eye-searing visuals are definitely worth it. Here's what to pay attention to.

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