Last month, Microsoft withdrew the list of Huawei laptops from its online store, following a new order to crack down on the Chinese technology company. While the computer giant has not asked if Huawei would still be able to get Windows licenses for its range of laptops, devices are now starting to come back online this week.
Twitter user WalkingCat Note that Huawei laptops are back and we have noticed that the MateBook 13, MateBook and MateBook X Pro are all available again. The MateBook X Pro is currently listed as "out of stock", but the rest is available for purchase again.
The edge made contact with Microsoft to repeatedly comment on the removal of Huawei laptops last month, but the company refused to issue a statement. Microsoft is no longer silent.
"We are assessing and will continue to address the many commercial, technical and regulatory complexities arising from the recent addition of Huawei to the list of US Commerce Department Export Administration Regulatory Entities", said a spokesman for Microsoft in a statement The edge. "As a result, we resume the sale of existing inventory of Huawei devices on the Microsoft Store."
It is unclear whether Microsoft will continue to store and sell Huawei laptops after selling its current inventory of devices. We asked Microsoft to clarify this point. Huawei has since repelled the launch of a new Windows-based laptop that was due to be unveiled at CES Asia last week. The new Huawei notebook was planning to announce its presence, but it had already unveiled the MateBook 14 and updated its MateBook X Pro range at the MWC earlier this year.
Update June 17 at 15:30 ET: Article updated with Microsoft comment.