$499 music-making netbook launched

The Indamixx Laptop comes with EnergyXT pre-installed.
The Indamixx Laptop comes with EnergyXT pre-installed.

Can you make music on a netbook? This is the question that's being asked by thousands of people as these ultra-portable laptops become ubiquitous, and with the launch of a new package from Indamixx, the answer has to be yes.

This musician-specific bundle is built around a 1.6GHz Intel Atom-based netbook (this comes from a company called Sylvania, apparently) and a Linux-based operating system. The main application is the excellent energyXT, while 2900 drum sounds, 350 samples and scratches and 260 plug-ins are also included.

Other feature highlights include the ability to import sessions from your existing DAW and support for Windows-based VST plug-ins. As well as the laptop, the bundle also contains a carrying case, a 1GB SD card and a T-shirt.

The Indamixx Laptop costs just $499, which seems pretty good value to us. It can be pre-ordered now with a deposit of $99.

(Via Create Digital Music)

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.