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Systems to run Scribus on a budget.

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Release Date 2019-03-03
Developer The Scribus Team
Publisher The Scribus Team
Pricing Model Open Source
Platforms Linux, Mac OS X, Windows
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Scribus is designed for layout, typesetting, and preparation of files for professional-quality image-setting equipment. It can also create animated and interactive PDF presentations and forms. Example uses include writing newspapers, brochures, newsletters, posters, and books.

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Scribus supports most major bitmap formats, including TIFF, JPEG, and Adobe Photoshop. Vector drawings can be imported or directly opened for editing. The long list of supported formats includes Encapsulated PostScript, SVG, Adobe Illustrator, and Xfig. Professional type/image-setting features include CMYK colors and ICC color management. It has a built-in scripting engine using Python (actual 2.7.13 in 1.5.4). It is available in 60 languages.

Genres

Desktop Publishing, Page Layout Editor, Raster Graphics Editor, Text Editor, Vector Graphics Editor

Tags

2D, Colouring, Creative, Lettering, Page Layout, Precise Measurements, Prepress, Toning, Typography

Pricing and Current Offers

Compatible Systems

The following Systems meet the minimal system requirements set by Scribus's developers. So it should run, but you might experience slowdowns when working with larger, heavier files.

Matches are sorted by price, so if what you see doesn't match your expectations and you can afford to pay more, feel free to move on to the next page.

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Asus L410 14-inch NetBook (L410MA-SH01-CB)

Asus L410 14-inch NetBook (L410MA-SH01-CB)

ranked #11 among Laptops priced under $375

This laptop is all about cost-effectiveness, and if you're strapped for cash, it could be a compelling option, especially if you're a patient person c

Performance in selected Apps

Scribus37th percentile

Who it's For

  • Multitasker
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck15th percentile
Versatility99th percentile
Power6th percentile
Storage Space10th percentile
Portability85th percentile
Battery Autonomy39th percentile

Specs

Screen

14", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Celeron N4020

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 600

Memory

4 GB

Storage

64 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

HP 14-inch (14-fq0008ca)

HP 14-inch (14-fq0008ca)

ranked #9 among Laptops priced under $375

This laptop is as modest as it gets, but if you need more versatility than a Chromebook can offer, this could be worth a look.

Luckily, this laptop

Performance in selected Apps

Scribus40th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck24th percentile
Versatility94th percentile
Power14th percentile
Storage Space10th percentile
Portability85th percentile
Battery Autonomy50th percentile

Specs

Screen

14", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

AMD 3020e

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 3 Graphics

Memory

4 GB

Storage

64 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$349. You could save 20% right now.
Acer Chromebook 311 (CB311-9H-C29L)

Acer Chromebook 311 (CB311-9H-C29L)

ranked #5 among Laptops priced under $375

Chromebooks excel as easy-to-carry travel companions for those of us who need to remain connected on the go, and this model is no exception. A USB-C d

Performance in selected Apps

Scribus38th percentile

Who it's For

  • Multitasker
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck45th percentile
Versatility98th percentile
Power7th percentile
Storage Space7th percentile
Portability91th percentile
Battery Autonomy63th percentile

Specs

Screen

12", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Celeron N4000

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 600

Memory

4 GB

Storage

32 GB total, Media Card Reader

Pricing

Typically sells for C$199.
Acer 14-inch Chromebook 314 (CB314-1H-C1S4)

Acer 14-inch Chromebook 314 (CB314-1H-C1S4)

ranked #7 among Laptops priced under $375

This Chromebook has a larger screen, helping readability without compromising ease of transportation too much.

Performance in selected Apps

Scribus38th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck32th percentile
Versatility87th percentile
Power7th percentile
Storage Space7th percentile
Portability1th percentile
Battery Autonomy65th percentile

Specs

Screen

14", 1366×786(1366 × 786, 1.1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Celeron N4000

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 600

Memory

4 GB

Storage

32 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$299.
Lenovo 14-inch Touchscreen Chromebook (82C10007US)

Lenovo 14-inch Touchscreen Chromebook (82C10007US)

ranked #6 among Laptops priced $375-925

This serious-looking Chromebook is a bit larger, making things a bit easier to read while sacrificing some battery autonomy.

Performance in selected Apps

Scribus37th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck44th percentile
Versatility75th percentile
Power6th percentile
Storage Space7th percentile
Portability1th percentile
Battery Autonomy42th percentile

Specs

Screen

14", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

Intel Celeron N4020

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 600

Memory

4 GB

Storage

32 GB total, Media Card Reader, eMMC Storage (slow)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$299.
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop (81WR000ECF)

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop (81WR000ECF)

ranked #5 among Laptops priced $375-925

This laptop makes a pretty good impression for a budget model. The monitor is relatively low-rez, making it better-suited for single-tasking and anyon

Performance in selected Apps

Scribus60th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck45th percentile
Versatility53th percentile
Power39th percentile
Storage Space27th percentile
Portability43th percentile
Battery Autonomy47th percentile

Specs

Screen

15", 1366×768(1366 × 768, 1MP), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

Intel Core i3-10110U

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

256 GB total, Solid State (very fast), Micro SD Storage Expansion

Pricing

Typically sells for C$699. You could save 28% right now.