Microsoft announced on Thursday an offer for students purchasing a new Windows 7 powered PC.
The software giant plans to give away free Xbox 360 4GB consoles to students who buy a new Windows 7 PC priced at $699 or more. “A hot new Windows 7-based PC with a free Xbox 360 is the ultimate productivity, social and entertainment package for students,” said Kathleen Hall, general manager of Windows Marketing at Microsoft. “In one shot, with this great offer, Microsoft is giving students everything they need for a successful new school year.”
Microsoft is offering a range of PCs including HP’s Pavilion DM4 and Samsung’s Series 9 laptop. Students can purchase PCs through Dell.com, HP.com or the online Microsoft Store. Students can also walk into any Best Buy or Microsoft Store and receive the offer. Students or parents must provide a valid student ID to participate in the offer.
Microsoft’s back-to-school offer starts on May 22 in the U.S. and May 27 in Canada, whilst stocks last. The offer is only available to students in the U.S. and Canada but Microsoft is promising a similar offer in France shortly.