Surface Book prices jump up in UK due to Brexit

Arif Bacchus

If you’re living in the United Kingdom, you might have to fork up some more cash for a Microsoft Surface Book. According to reports, prices on the Microsoft 2-in-1 PC have increased by £150, or roughly 11 percent, due to the change in the value of the pound.

The change in pricing brings the total price on the base version of the 128 GB, Intel Core i5 Surface Book to £1,449, up from £1,299. In statements which were seen on TechCrunch, Microsoft explained the reason for the price changes was because the company is “adjusting the British pound prices of some of our hardware and consumer software in order to align to market dynamics.” Though it is worth noting that these prices only affect sales directly from the Microsoft Store and, not other third party vendors, it is still not clear if others will follow Microsoft’s path.

Microsoft has previously taken sides in the Brexit debate and indicated that they believed the UK should stay in the EU. Satya Nadealla, though, further clarified Microsoft’s comments and said that the company would continue to invest in the UK despite the political circumstances.