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Microsoft resumes selling Huawei laptops on its online store

By Humza
Jun 18, 2019
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  1. A month ago, we reported on Huawei laptops disappearing from Microsoft's online store. A move that the US company made to suggest its compliance with the country's ongoing trade war with China. Although Microsoft's retail stores continued the sale of Huawei laptops without interruption, it remained silent on the removal of the Chinese brand from its online storefront.

    As of this week, the inventory initially taken off is back and available to buy again from the store, with this time a few statements from Microsoft regarding this decision. "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," the company's spokesperson told The Verge. "As a result, we are resuming the sale of existing inventory of Huawei devices at Microsoft Store."

    Microsoft further clarified that it plans to sell existing inventory that is compliant with current US regulations. This potentially means that customers can buy Huawei laptops from the online store while stocks last with no word from the company on what happens when it runs out. Presumably, Microsoft will keep it that way until the trade ban is eased to some extent.

    The development is similar to Google supporting Huawei's smartphones that already shipped with its licensed software indicating that the trade ban is relatively lenient on business agreements that took place before it launched with full force.

    The Microsoft Store now lists Huawei laptops including the MateBook, the MateBook 13 and the MateBook X Pro, with the latter currently out of stock.

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,504   +3,894

    Hmmmmmm ..... considering the assets and cash on hand that Microsoft has, they could easily eat the loss. I'm afraid I'd have to brand this conduct as purely Un American and they should be held accountable for it. I'd say the fool that bought one and risks being the source of some rather unscrupulous conduct should be held 100% accountable for any damage that might be done ......
    TheBigT42 likes this.
  3. Godel

    Godel TS Addict Posts: 179   +91

    What are the the chances of getting these serviced if you buy one and it goes bust?

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