Before CES even started, LG released details on a new version of its Gram laptop that has a massive 15.6-inch screen yet still weighs light as a feather.

It also has a greatly reduced bezel around the display, so is barely larger than a 14-inch device. In addition, it is less than a kilo (hence the name), weighing in at 980g.

That, we discovered, is because it has a plasticky feel. It's not cheap feeling, but not quite as premium as HP Spectre x360 for example. And most certainly not the Apple MacBook it is clearly inspired by.

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Indeed, at a brief glance you could be forgiven for thinking it was a MacBook. The gold finish and black keys help achieve that effect.

It's also not quite as well spec'ed as a MacBook, we don't think (we haven't got full details to hand yet). It runs on a 6th Gen Intel Core processor, but didn't feel as smooth in operation as the Apple device.

Of course, at present you cannot buy an almost 16-inch version of the MacBook, and some people genuinely prefer Windows 10 to Apple's OS X. And if you are in the market for a larger screened device, that won't weigh you down as much as many competitors, this looks to be a decent option at this juncture.

We'll know more for sure when we get to test one in the coming weeks or months.