Microsoft now offering students who purchase a new Windows 7-based PC priced at $699 (U.S.) or more will get a free Xbox 360 4GB console.
"If you've a .edu email address you can purchase your new PC through one of our participating retailers including Dell.com, HP.com or Microsoft Store. If you don't have a .edu address or prefer to walk into a store, touch the PCs and test their features, bring your Student ID into Best Buy or any Microsoft Store retail location Check with your chosen retailer for additional specifics they may have in place," Microsoft stated.
You can buy any kind of PC, although Microsoft recommend a few specifically for students like the HP Pavillion DM4, a light thin laptop that is only 1" thin and the Samsung Series 9 a computer that has been described as looking like it is about to rocket off the runway.
"Once you're set up with the perfect PC for school and play, there's still more! With this offer, you get an Xbox 360 4GB console with your Windows 7 PC purchase over $699 - no cost and no strings! While a Windows 7 PC is perfect for staying connected to your social networks, surfing the web, gaming and streaming videos, music and more, when you add the power of Xbox 360, you've got a world of entertainment at your fingertips. You'll never lack for opponents with the huge network of gamers playing on PCs and Xbox 360 consoles**, so it's easy to find friends or players at your level. And it's easy to stream music, TV and more from your PC directly to your Xbox 360.
The offer is available in the United States starting May 22, so you'll have to wait a few days until you can rush into the store. End dates vary by retailer so shop early! It's also coming soon in France and Canada.
[Source: Microsoft Press]