The U.S. government restricted American companies from engaging in any business activities with Chinese companies. Following this announcement, Microsoft stopped selling Huawei laptops.
Surprise, surprise! Microsoft’s online store is now selling Huawei laptops again.
This happened because the government eased some restrictions for a period of 90 days. This is the actual reason that made Microsoft change its mind. According to Microsoft’s spokesperson, the company is not selling any new products from Huawei.
It seems that the company simply wants to get rid of the Huawei devices it has in stock.
Microsoft made it clear that its inventory complies with U.S. regulations. The company promised to release software updates to all the users who already own a Huawei device.
What Huawei laptops can you buy still buy from Microsoft?
Microsoft’s online store is currently selling the following Huawei products: MateBook D, MateBook X Pro, and Matebook 13.
If you look at the prices, Microsoft store sells Huawei Matebook D at a price of $999, Huawei Matebook X Pro for $1,499, and Huawei MateBook 13 (core i7) for $1,299.
But there is a restriction, you can not filter the results based on Huawei as a manufacturer. You have the option to filter your results by choosing Microsoft, Dell, Lenovo, Dell, Samsung, HP, Razer, Acer, Asus, MSI, Asus, and Acer.
Last year, Huawei earned a significant revenue of $104 billion. According to the initial revenue targets for 2019, Huawei aimed for revenue of $125 – $130 billion.
Now amid U.S restrictions, the company expects a revenue drop of around $30 billion as compared to the expectations.
Microsoft’s latest decision will help the Chinese telecom equipment company to sustain its economic position. The administration of Huawei hopes that things will get better by 2021.
Only time will tell if Huawei manages to successfully operate its business given this tense situation.
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