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Tablets 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 Tablets

The following Tablets 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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Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (VDH-00001)

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (VDH-00001)

The Surface Pro is worth considering if you must have a fully-featured Windows tablet that's both easy to carry and packs a long-lasting battery.


Performance in selected Apps

Scribus40th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Nomad
  • Multitasker
  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck45th percentile
Versatility35th percentile
Power46th percentile
Storage Space18th percentile
Portability91th percentile
Battery Autonomy87th percentile



12", 2736×1824(2736 × 1824, 5MP), Multiple Monitor Support


Intel Core i3-1005G1


Intel UHD Graphics


4 GB, Dual-Channel


128 GB total, Media Card Reader, Solid State (very fast)


Typically sells for C$799. You could save 3% right now.