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Prices now pushed up by Microsoft

By Kalyeena Makortoff

Microsoft has raised prices on a raft of products including laptops and tablets by as much as 15% in direct response to the collapse in the pound following the Brexit vote.

It is the latest price increase to hit headlines this week after audio firm Sonos revealed that it was raising prices in the UK by up to 25%

A Microsoft spokesperson said: "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."

The tech giant's Surface Book will now cost consumers £1,449, up £150 or 11.5%. A top of the range Surface Book will now cost £400 more.

The company said the final prices of products sold through third parties would be determined by those outlets.

Those price changes came into effect on Wednesday and at a difficult time for consumers.

It comes just months after Microsoft announced it would raise the cost of software services for businesses in the UK by as much as 22% as a result of currency fluctuations.

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