Microsoft has removed Huawei’s Windows laptops from the company’s online store by following the blacklist of the Chinese companies provided by the Trump administration to US suppliers.
On may 12th the Huawei Matebook X Pro and the MateBook D were available at Microsoft’s online store However, you cannot find any product on the site, as The Verge noted. The product pages will now gives an error.
Microsoft declined to comment on apparent product deletions. The company was also silent about the Huawei blacklist by the Trump administration. But according to the order, Microsoft and other US companies, such as Intel and Qualcomm, must stop technology sales to Huawei unless they obtain government approval.
On Monday, the Department of Commerce issued a temporary exemption that will allow US providers to continue providing software updates to existing Huawei smartphones. But no exceptions were made for the PC products of the Chinese company.
At the moment, Huawei has only said it will sell what existing Windows laptops have left to it through its current business partners. It will also continue to provide security updates and after-sales services to the products.
“But (we) can not say anything about future plans at this time,” the Huawei spokesman told PCMag.
Although you can not find Huawei laptops in Microsoft’s online store, the physical stores of the company can still have them in stock. PCMag called a local Microsoft store in San Francisco, and a representative said he had three Huawei Matebook X Pro units for sale.
You can also find Huawei laptops in online stores like Amazon and Newegg. But it will only be a matter of time before the actions end. Therefore, unless the United States cancels the ban, buy the limit of available stocks. The Huawei Mate X Pro was one of the best rated Windows PCMag laptops reviewed last year.