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Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore Air 2 System Requirements

Cricut Maker and Cricut Explore Air 2 System Requirements

Before investing in a new Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2 machine, make sure your computer system requirements are up to snuff.  While you likely don’t need to purchase a whole new computer to use a Cricut machine, for best functionality, make sure your computer has these minimum system requirements.

It’s always important to know what you need, computer wise, when investing in a new die cutting machine.  Maybe you’re looking to purchase a new computer, or maybe you’re just wanting to know if your current laptop will work.  With a Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2 machine, you can use both Windows and Mac computers and Android or iOS devices as well. Both machines use Cricut DesignSpace to create designs your machine can use.  If your computer or mobile device isn’t able to open or run DesignSpace effectively, your new fun Cricut machine will just sit in the box… lonely and waiting to be used… 

Don’t let system requirements stifle your creativity!  Check the information below for all the computer details needed to use your Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Maker machine. 


Note: Design features and functionality may vary between computers, tablets and smartphones. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

This information is valid as of today’s posting, but please check for the most recently updated system requirement information.

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Leighanne - December 2, 2019

Does anyone know if the hp 14" celeron laptop work for explore 2

Brandi Johnson - November 11, 2019

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Feature: Convertible, Touchscreen
Brand: Lenovo
Operating system: Windows OS
Screen size: 10.1 inches
Drive capacity: 64 GB drive
Drive type: Solid State Drive
I have this laptop will it work with the circuit explore air 2 if so what app’s do I need to download

Montse - October 30, 2019

I want to buy a cricut maker but I want to know what laptop is best to use for the cricut maker?. I don’t want to spend so much money on a laptop.

Kitty - September 30, 2019

I would like to purchase a Cricut air but I do not have a computer or laptop.
I Only a iPad. Can I run a Cricut air on that alone.

Wanda - September 25, 2019

Yes it would be in your best interest to purchase a computer or laptop or even and iPad .. and iPhone is to small to do everything are going to need and want to do !! I have a cricut maker and have a laptop but am looking to get an iPad so I can work on the go !!

kerrington - August 27, 2019

Hello! so I was wondering if I were to buy the cricut air 2, do I need a laptop or computer of any sort? I have a newer iPhone but no computer or laptop!!!

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