Will the U.S. trade escalations impact the MateBook laptop series? Huawei is uncertain
The MateBook X Pro launched early last year to sublime reviews in spite of the small handful of cut corners. In February, Huawei announced a 2019 refresh that directly addresses many of the shortcomings of the 2018 model. Originally scheduled for a Summer launch, the sudden trade war and "national emergency" surrounding Huawei products have all but stalled the launch of new MateBook laptops in the United States.
As reported by Windows Central, Huawei "can't comment at this time" regarding the availability of the MateBook 14 and 2019 MateBook X Pro. Our own Huawei spokesperson echoed the same sentiment as well.
There are no U.S. versions of the MateBook 14 and 2019 MateBook X Pro as of this writing and so users will have to import international versions instead. It remains to be seen if Huawei is still planning on launching U.S.-specific SKUs of the aforementioned models. This same situation surrounded the launch of the Mate 20 series where brick and mortar stores were warned by the government to not sell the smartphones and the manufacturer decided not to offer any U.S.-specific SKUs or partner with any major carriers.
Older and existing MateBook laptops like the MateBook D or MateBook 13 are still available directly through major online resellers.
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