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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.

Showing 13-18 of 39 items.
Acer Aspire XC-895 (XC-895-ES11)

Acer Aspire XC-895 (XC-895-ES11)

ranked #8 among Stationary Computers priced under $1425

This laptop is a compelling choice for homework, web search and more.

There are definitely a few upgrade options available down the road. Still, wi

Performance in selected Apps

Scribus60th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck69th percentile
Versatility40th percentile
Power65th percentile
Storage Space74th percentile
Portability0th percentile

Specs

CPU

Intel Core i3-10100

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 630

Memory

8 GB

Storage

1 TB total, DVD, Solid State (very fast), 72000+ RPM hard drive (fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$499.
HP 24-inch FHD touchscreen All-in-One PC (24-df0449)

HP 24-inch FHD touchscreen All-in-One PC (24-df0449)

ranked #5 among Stationary Computers priced under $1425

If you want a larger workstation than a laptop but want to keep clutter to a minimum, this All-in-One PC is capable of handling demanding tasks withou

Performance in selected Apps

Scribus80th percentile

Who it's For

  • Serious Multitasker
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck75th percentile
Versatility58th percentile
Power61th percentile
Storage Space29th percentile
Portability7th percentile

Specs

Screen

24", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

Intel Core i5-10210U

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

12 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,049.
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.

T

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

Specs

Screen

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

CPU

Intel Core i3-1005G1

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

4 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$799. You could save 3% right now.
Asus Vivobook Flip 2-in-1 Laptop (TP412FA-XB56T)

Asus Vivobook Flip 2-in-1 Laptop (TP412FA-XB56T)

ranked #4 among Laptops priced over $900

This versatile PC achieves a nice balance of portability and speed in addition to the ability to fold over itself for those times where you do not nee

Performance in selected Apps

Scribus60th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck74th percentile
Versatility56th percentile
Power59th percentile
Storage Space42th percentile
Portability79th percentile
Battery Autonomy44th percentile

Specs

Screen

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

CPU

Intel Core i5-10210U

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics

Memory

8 GB

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$1,049.
HP ENVY x360 13-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop (13-ay0008ca)

HP ENVY x360 13-inch Touchscreen 2-in-1 Laptop (13-ay0008ca)

ranked #1 among Laptops priced over $900

This versatile 2-in-1 laptop comes with a stylus for note-taking and even drawing (although I'm not sure how it would compare to a Cintiq).

Performance in selected Apps

Scribus60th percentile

Who it's For

  • Road Warrior
  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck95th percentile
Versatility83th percentile
Power79th percentile
Storage Space29th percentile
Portability84th percentile
Battery Autonomy80th percentile

Specs

Screen

13", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), IPS Display (incl. PLS, AHVA, etc.), Multiple Monitor Support, Touch Screen

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U

GPU

AMD Radeon Vega 6 Graphics

Memory

8 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

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

Pricing

Typically sells for C$899.
Acer Aspire TC-895 Desktop PC (TC-895-ES11)

Acer Aspire TC-895 Desktop PC (TC-895-ES11)

ranked #7 among Stationary Computers priced under $1425

This cost-efficient desktop PC could be the right choice to handle everyday tasks like browsing the web, word processing and more.

Performance in selected Apps

Scribus60th percentile

Who it's For

  • Aspiring Creative
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck73th percentile
Versatility32th percentile
Power66th percentile
Storage Space74th percentile
Portability22th percentile

Specs

CPU

Intel Core i5-10400

GPU

Intel UHD Graphics 630

Memory

8 GB

Storage

1 TB total, 72000+ RPM hard drive (fast)

Pricing

Typically sells for C$799.