In the UK, Chromebooks have been less of a hit, hindered by relatively high prices and slow availabiility of some models. Popular machines that sell for around $200 in the US will often cost the equivalent of $300 (£200) or more in Britain. Meanwhile the more conservative UK education sector has been slower to embrace the platform.
As Microsoft is well aware, with public sector cuts likely to hit after the General Election, that could all change quite rapidly.
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