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Why can’t I buy a Huawei

Discussion in 'Laptops & Tablets' started by harvey.l12, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. harvey.l12

    Hitman

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    Location: Chesterfield, UK

    So I posted a thread earlier which I’m waiting on some replies to but I’ve been looking and was interested in the Huawei matebook range.

    That’s until I tried to look at where I can buy them from. Their site links to reputable UK shops but every link is just non existent.

    I know they had controversy earlier this year but does anyone know what’s happened or how/where you can buy one of these laptops from?

    without breaking the forum terms.

    cheers
     
  2. WJA96

    Capodecina

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    I think they pulled the whole range due to the bad press they were getting.
     
  3. harvey.l12

    Hitman

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    Yeah I have just read about some manufactures have stopped supplying parts to Huawei recently
     
  4. harvey.l12

    Hitman

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    Would make it a pain to get replacement parts if needed. Its a shame because loads of people and reviews I've read have said they are very good laptops for the price. They are just what I was looking for to be fair.
     
  5. Pleiades

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    Trump's ban on US companies supplying Huawei looks like destroying the Mate X side of the business unless some sort of US-China trade agreement emerges very soon...
     
  6. harvey.l12

    Hitman

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    Its a shame as it really would have been my perfect laptop
     
  7. chrismscotland

    Wise Guy

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    I picked up a 2018 model Matebook X Pro from Amazon a month or so ago but ended up returning due to a screen fault, never seen any since as the 2019 model has never (and won't) get released over here by the looks of it.
     
  8. morbid42

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    Huawei are in trouble, especially on the mobile phone side. Googleplay removed, alongside their decision to block all unlocking and rooting, means are pointess
     
  9. harvey.l12

    Hitman

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    yeah it looks like I’ll be looking into the Dell XPS or the new surface laptop 3 looks like it could be a good choice
     
  10. harvey.l12

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    yeah I never realised how big of an affect it actually has had
     
  11. skaif

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    I just picked up a 2018 matebook x pro from amazon.com
    Its an amazing bit of kit and way cheaper than the 15in xps range that I was looking at. I know the Dell has better overall specs but as a package this little thing is on its own. I paid just over a grand including shipping.

    I did have my heart set on the Dell but can't justify that much just yet on a laptop! Maybe next year :D
     
  12. harvey.l12

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    yeah I saw them on amazon but was always in and out of stock. I’d want to make sure it is sold my amazon as well so if it goes wrong I can return it easily.

    Is the X pro the one with a dedicated GPU?
    what spec is yours?

    I’m wanting nothing bigger than a 14” to be fair so been looking at dell XPS’s but like you said they are very expensive. And I’m not sure when the new ones are supposed to be coming out.

    I’ve been looking into the surface laptop 3 that is being released this month because they have improved the few complaints that the surface laptop 2 had such as
    No usb C
    Small track pad

    and they have gave it a metal edition rather than fabric one.

    so very tempted by this bit again it’s a more expensive than a matebook
     
  13. skaif

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    Yeah mines got the mx150. Struggling with crappy Internet but just managed to install a few games on it. Not had a chance to run them just yet mind so will feedback on that when it happens.

    Mines the 16/512 model with the 3:2 screen.
     
  14. harvey.l12

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    Yeah let us know because I’m after a laptop which I can do photo editing and usual stuff on and some light gaming from time to time. But something small and compact. Sort of need to replace my iPad