Huawei "planned to unveil the new Windows laptop at the CES Asia 2019 trade show in Shanghai this week" but "indefinitely postponed" the launch because of the USA export ban, The Informationreported yesterday.
Huawei will launch a new laptop model in July 2019 which will be running the Windows operating system, a source told the Global Times.
If Huawei were to become permanent on the US's "entity list", the new MateBook product could potentially be scrapped altogether, he said. Yu added that the matter was "unfortunate" and any future launch date "depends on how long the Entity List will be there". Huawei now says it is scrapping the launch of a new version of its MateBook laptop, and it cites recent sanctions by the USA government as the reason.
Apparently, the future of Huawei PC division is also at risk, which remains too dependent on U.S. technologies, and Huawei will still be a pawn in the Trade War. "He acknowledged that, if Huawei is on the blacklist for a long time, the laptop will not be able to be launched". Huawei to stop production of laptops No details of the new laptop have been revealed except that it will be in the MateBook line.
The Huawei MateBook 14 also boasted a 10-point touchscreen that integrates Huawei's One Glass solution. Shortly after, the Commerce Department added Huawei and 70 affiliates to the so-called Entity List.