What Device Works Best with Cricut? [Answered]

Considering which device makes it easy to work with Cricut is important.

PCs, laptops, iMac, and MacBooks are devices that work best with Cricut.

But what about the other devices? And how do they compare to PCs, laptops, iMac, and MacBooks?

In this article, we answer what device works best with Cricut.

What Device Works Best with Cricut?

PCs, laptops, iMac, and MacBooks are the devices that work best with Cricut. Running Cricut on a PC or laptop will have all features.

Unlike tablets and smartphones which will lack some features and functions.

PCs, laptops, iMac, and MacBooks are the most powerful out of all the devices (PC, laptops, tablets, and smartphones). This makes it easy to run the Cricut software.

The second device that works best with Cricut is tablets. A bigger display and faster processing power give tablets an advantage over smartphones.

However, some features or functions found in the Cricut PC or laptop version might not be present. The same goes for smartphones.

Fortunately, the most important functions are present.

Smartphones are the last best device for Cricut. Smartphones are last because of their small displays giving you a small screen to work with.

In addition, the fastest phones are the most expensive, and money will be better spent on a laptop or tablet.

Chromebooks are not considered compatible and are recommended by Cricut.

However, Chromebooks that support Google Play Store can run Cricut Design Space. For information and a detailed explanation please read this guide.

What Devices Are Compatible with Cricut?

PC, laptops, iMac, MacBooks, tablets, and smartphones are compatible with Cricut. These devices must meet the Cricut system requirements to successfully run the design space.

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Cricut System Requirements For Each Device.

Windows

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Windows® 8 or later* CPU: Intel™ Dual-Core or equivalent AMD® processor RAM: 4GB 2 GB free disk space An available USB port or Bluetooth® connection Display: Minimum 1024px x 768px screen resolution
Broadband connection Minimum 2 – 3 Mbps Download Minimum 1 – 2 Mbps Upload Standard data rates may apply 
Available for Design Space for Desktop  Memory needs will vary based on usage 

macOS

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macOS 10.15 or later*  CPU 1.83 GHz RAM: 4GB 2 GB free disk space An available USB port or Bluetooth® connection Display: Minimum 1024px x 768px screen resolution
Broadband connection Minimum 2 – 3 Mbps Download Minimum 1 – 2 Mbps Upload Standard data rates may apply 
Available for Design Space for Desktop  Memory needs will vary based on usage 

iOS Devices

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iOS 14 or later View list of devices below
Broadband connection Minimum 2 – 3 Mbps Download Minimum 1 – 2 Mbps Upload Standard data rates may apply 
Available for iOS devices Memory needs will vary based on usage 

Android

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Android 9.0 or higher Mobile devices and tablets only Chromebooks not supported Qualified devices Samsung: Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab A, Galaxy Tab S series Google: Pixel series LG: G, K, or V series Motorola: Droid G, Z, E, Turbo, or Moto series Performance varies by chipset, processor speed, and manufacturer
Broadband connection Minimum 2 – 3 Mbps Download Minimum 1 – 2 Mbps Upload Standard data rates may apply 
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Final Thoughts

PC, laptops, iMac, and MacBooks are the best devices to use with Cricut. The next devices to consider are tablets and smartphones. Finally, Chromebooks.