Microsoft have this week launched a cheaper version of its Office 365 service in the US called Office 365 it will cost $6.99 a month or $70 a year, a whole $30 cheaper than the Home service, which costs $100 a year in the US.

It will however come with some disadvantages as a cause of that saving, allowing users to install the Office 2013 suite on a single PC and then a tablet on top. This is compared to Home’s five computers and a smartphone.

However it will still allow users to access the usual Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access applications, along with allowing them to access Office Web Apps through the browser.

Subscribers to the Personal package will also get 20GB of OneDrive storage and 60 minutes a Skype call time a month.

“We recognise that there are households of all shapes and sizes and we’re committed to delivering the right Office for everyone – whether that be one person or an entire household,” Microsoft wrote on its blog.

There’s still no information on whether the Personal package for Office 365 will launch outside the US.

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