Microsoft’s Surfaces are pretty expensive devices on their own, and for buyers in the UK – they just got a lot more expensive.
After bumping up the cost of its enterprise products in the UK last October, the firm has raised the prices of the Surface Books in the UK Store by £150, due to the debilitating effect of the Brexit vote on the British pound.
A Microsoft spokeswoman confirmed to TechCrunch that the company was indeed raising prices in the United Kingdom, stating “In response to a recent review we are adjusting the British pound prices of some of our hardware and consumer software in order to align to market dynamics.”
Microsoft is not the only tech company to raise prices of their products as a result of Brexit, Apple has also increased the prices of its MacBooks and iPhones on its online store, and the price of apps and games in the store has taken a slight boost while Dell also raised its PC prices by 10% late last year.
While the United Kingdom has not yet officially left the European Union yet, the country is moving towards that after a narrow referendum victory for the Leave campaign in July of 2016, the result of which led to a decline in the value of the pound.
Microsoft is expected to release a new Surface Book and Surface Pro 5 later this year, and while these premium products are typically expensive – for UK buyers the cost will be that much higher.