HP has launched a new HP Mini netbook that's similar to its predecessor - the Mini 1000 - but includes additional USB and monitor ports. It also includes extra software, such as a program that synchronises files between PCs.

The HP Mini 110 runs Windows XP or HP's Linux-based mobile internet software. The netbook, which weighs 1.06kg and has a 10.1in screen, will ship worldwide this week. It will be available in black initially, but a white and pink model will follow soon.

HP Mini 110 netbook

While the UK price of the HP Mini 110 has yet to be revealed, the company announced that prices will start at $279 (£175) in the US - cheaper than most tier-one brand netbooks.

The new netbook is a response to the difficult economy and rising consumer concern about style, executives at the launch event said.