All of Microsoft’s Surface Book Model Prices Have Increased Thanks to Brexit
In wake of UK’s continued deteriorating currency due to the Brexit saga, Microsoft has increased the price of all its Surface Book models. Those residing in the United Kingdom will have to pay more to get their hands on the company’s premium notebook lineup and if they want to experience the enterprise software too, they will have to pay more for that.
Consumers Will Be Forced to Pay £150 More Across All Surface Book Models in the United Kingdom as a Result of Brexit
After paying £150 extra for the previous generation Surface Book models, the revised pricing details have been given below if you’re living in the UK:
- Core i5, 128GB storage, 8GB RAM: £1,449.00 including VAT
- Core i5, 256GB storage, 8GB RAM with GTX 940MX: £1,849.00 including VAT
- Core i7, 256GB storage, 8GB RAM with GTX 940MX: £1,999.00 including VAT
- Core i7, 512GB storage, 16GB RAM with GTX 940MX: £2,349.00 including VAT
- Core i7, 1TB storage, 16GB RAM with GTX 940MX: £3,049.00 including VAT
The base model will be shipped out without a dedicated graphics chip while the remaining models will feature NVIDIA’s GTX 940MX graphics processor. However, Microsoft has added a small discount of £20 when you purchase the Surface Book with Microsoft Office. Though it is insignificant in comparison to the price you will pay for the entire machine, it does provide an iota of comfort.
Microsoft’s spokesperson stated the following after an interview with TechCrunch:
“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. For indirect sales where our products and services are sold through partners, final prices will continue to be determined by them.”
This news comes after Microsoft had been rumored to announce its Surface Pro 5, which is scheduled to be unveiled during the first quarter of this year. Even if the prices have been increased, we have yet to see how the software giant is going to revise the retail pricing for its upgraded Surface Book.