Microsoft blames higher cost of computers on Brexit
February 17, 2017

Microsoft has raised the prices of its computers by up to 15 per cent, blaming the weak GB Pound. The increase adds £400 to the most expensive laptops. The technology company is the latest to raise prices significantly after the Brexit vote. Apple increased its computer prices by 20 per cent in October, adding £500 on to the cost of a MacBook Pro. With Sterling’s value falling by 14 per cent against the dollar since the EU referendum in June, the slump has affected many companies that import goods into this country, squeezing their margins once British takings are converted to dollars. A spokesman for Microsoft commented “…in response to a recent review we are adjusting the British prices of some of our hardware and consumer software in order to align to market dynamics.”

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