Huawei laptops re-appear on Microsoft Store

Yolanda Curtis
June 18, 2019

In context: Following the USA ban on doing business with Huawei, many tech companies complied with the trade regulations, including Microsoft, which quietly removed the Chinese-branded laptops from its online store. However, the bottom line is Huawei also makes great products.

Starting to sell MateBook laptops again doesn't mean that Microsoft plans to flout the USA ban on working with Huawei. The ban affects Huawei's use of Intel chips and Windows software, while also resulting in MateBook laptops being dropped by Microsoft's US store.

These include Windows as well, and this is the operating system powering Huawei laptops available in the Microsoft Store. But strangely enough Huawei isn't included as an option for "Manufacturer", and the company's products are the only ones that appear on the site without any savings.

"We have been evaluating, and will continue to respond to, the many business, technical and regulatory complexities stemming from the recent addition of Huawei to the US Department of Commerce's Export Administration Regulations Entity List". However, MateBook X Pro is now "out of stock".

All three laptops are visible on the Microsoft Store's laptop page as well as via the website's search results.

Microsoft, in its statement to The Verge also added that the company is selling "existing stock", which implies that the Redmond giant will most likely cease selling Huawei laptops again, once this "existing stock" is gone.

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