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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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Acer Chromebook 311 (CB311-9H-C29L)

Acer Chromebook 311 (CB311-9H-C29L)

ranked #3 among Laptops priced under $350

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 Buck72th percentile
Versatility100th percentile
Power10th percentile
Storage Space10th percentile
Portability86th percentile
Battery Autonomy57th 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.
HP 14-inch (14-fq0008ca)

HP 14-inch (14-fq0008ca)

ranked #7 among Laptops priced under $350

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 Buck32th percentile
Versatility95th percentile
Power17th percentile
Storage Space13th percentile
Portability80th percentile
Battery Autonomy45th 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

Lenovo 14-inch Touchscreen Chromebook (82C10007US)

Lenovo 14-inch Touchscreen Chromebook (82C10007US)

ranked #4 among Laptops priced under $350

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 Buck67th percentile
Versatility93th percentile
Power9th percentile
Storage Space10th percentile
Portability0th percentile
Battery Autonomy38th 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.
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

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.
HP 14-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Chromebook (14a-ca0008ca)

HP 14-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Chromebook (14a-ca0008ca)

ranked #5 among Laptops priced $350-900

This chromebook offers a bit of extra versatility with its ability to fold into a tablet for those times where you do not need a keyboard.

Performance in selected Apps

Scribus37th percentile

Who it's For

  • Casual Worker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck50th percentile
Versatility26th percentile
Power9th percentile
Storage Space13th percentile
Portability80th 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

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$449.
Acer Aspire 5 (A515-55-55R6)

Acer Aspire 5 (A515-55-55R6)

ranked #2 among Laptops priced $350-900

This cost-effective laptop bundles quite a few attractive features such as a fast drive, a full HD screen and a processor capable of handling most pro

Performance in selected Apps

Scribus60th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck72th percentile
Versatility92th percentile
Power58th percentile
Storage Space29th percentile
Portability72th percentile
Battery Autonomy55th percentile

Specs

Screen

15", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

CPU

Intel Core i5-1035G1

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

256 GB total, Solid State (very fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$799. You could save 19% right now.