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Huawei Laptops - Safe to buy?

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Huawei Laptops - Safe to buy?

I dont really care about the reports of China spying etc.

My concern is laptop updates and servicing. With the ongoing politics, are there any issues?
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Why huawei? So many choices there
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To answer OP, yes if it's using standard parts from intel, AMD, Nvidia, realtek and boardcom etc.

I would reinstall windows though and only install drivers that dont come down from windows update. I do that with all my purchase to remove bloat since there have been a few company caught doing shady things.
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look for a 4th gen ryzen
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SPSPSPSP wrote: I dont really care about the reports of China spying etc.

My concern is laptop updates and servicing. With the ongoing politics, are there any issues?
I would go with the ASUS VivoBook 15.6" Laptop - Slate Grey (AMD Quad Core R5-3500U/512GB SSD/12GB RAM/Windows 10) for $799.99 at Bestbuy. Not on sale right now though.
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JonSnow wrote: To answer OP, yes if it's using standard parts from intel, AMD, Nvidia, realtek and boardcom etc.

I would reinstall windows though and only install drivers that dont come down from windows update. I do that with all my purchase to remove bloat since there have been a few company caught doing shady things.
Hardware means nothing. Spyware can be baked right into the firmware and completely invisible. Buying any Huawei hardware is foolish.
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JAC wrote: Hardware means nothing. Spyware can be baked right into the firmware and completely invisible. Buying any Huawei hardware is foolish.
True and i agree, but OP says he doesn't care about spying so my answer is correct when it comes to updates.
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JonSnow wrote: I would reinstall windows though and only install drivers that dont come down from windows update. I do that with all my purchase to remove bloat since there have been a few company caught doing shady things.
Including the bloat of consumer versions of WIndows since nothing that's ever sold comes with LTSC.
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JAC wrote: Hardware means nothing. Spyware can be baked right into the firmware and completely invisible. Buying any Huawei hardware is foolish.
Guess you need to ask yourself whether you’re more worried about China or the US having your personal data, because if China has found a way of baking in spy firmware that has hidden itself from hackers looking for it for years, then the US has too...

There’s still no (public) evidence of the claims the US is making about Huawei..

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