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LG will debut new USB-C monitors and Google Cast soundbars at CES

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Like teaser trailers for superhero movies, pre-announcements for CES are here to whet your appetite before the main event. LG is one of the first companies out of the gate, pre-announcing new sound equipment, monitors, and PCs.

These new products include a pair of 4K monitors with USB Type-C ports (available in 27-inch and 32-inch sizes) and three new 21:9 ratio ultrawide displays. These feature QHD 3440 x 1440 resolutions and ThunderBolt 2 connections, with two of the monitors incorporating flat displays, and the third — the UC98 — following 2015's trend for curved, wraparound screens. In terms of audio equipment, the company will also be showing off a trio of new sound bars, with the two most expensive options offering wireless subwoofers, and all three coming with Bluetooth and Google Cast compatibility. LG will also be debuting three new X-Boom audio systems (the monstrous-looking red and black speakers below) and a new, 15.6-inch LG Gram laptop. Like its 14-inch predecessor, it weighs 980 grams — less than Apple's 11-inch MacBook Air — and features a sixth-generation Intel Skylake processor.

As we said, all of these are pre-announcements only, which means we don't yet have the full specs. But look out for our CES 2016 coverage in January for more details on all these products and more.

Update December 17th, 1.50AM ET: Updated to include information on the LG Gram.

LG CES 2016 Monitors and soundbar