Huawei Laptops Are Back In US Microsoft Online Store

They were removed last month on the US Microsoft website due to the trade wars

It looks like things are looking up for Huawei in the US, but it's likely not the case. After having their laptop range removed from the Microsoft US store last month, it looks like the Huawei MateBook 13, MateBook, and MateBook X Pro have all now returned to the online store and are available for purchase.

When the laptops were removed last month, Microsoft did not share any statement as to why they did so... until now. 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.”

Based on the fact that they used the word “existing inventory”, it's likely that Microsoft is just trying to finish their current stock and has no interest in restocking their inventory of Huawei products once their current inventory has been sold. So even though it may look like a plus for now, it's likely not in the long run.

Thankfully, you can still continue to buy Huawei laptops here in Malaysia, hopefully with the Windows OS still intact and unaffected by the trade wars.