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Netbooks 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.


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.


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


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

Pricing and Current Offers

Compatible Netbooks

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

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

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 Buck43th percentile
Versatility89th percentile
Power10th percentile
Storage Space10th percentile
Portability0th percentile
Battery Autonomy60th percentile



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


Intel Celeron N4000


Intel UHD Graphics 600


4 GB


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


Typically sells for C$299.