Huawei Laptops Return to Microsoft Online Store
Last month, Microsoft removed Huawei’s range of laptops from its online store, following the United States’ blacklisting of the Chinese tech giant. However, the MateBook 13, MateBook, and MateBook X Pro have all now returned to the online store and are available for purchase.
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Following the store’s removal of Huawei’s laptops, Microsoft had remained silent, refusing to provide any comments until recently. In a statement to The Verge, a Microsoft spokesperson said, “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 U.S. Department of Commerce’s Export Administration Regulations Entity List. As a result, we are resuming the sale of existing inventory of Huawei devices at Microsoft Store.”
It is key to note the use of the words “existing inventory” could imply that Microsoft has no interest in restocking their inventory of Huawei products once their current inventory has been solid, given the current political climate.
This development coincides with the postponed launch of Huawei’s new Windows-powered laptop, which was intended to be introduced at the 2019 CES Asia in Shanghai.
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