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Microsoft Offering Free Xbox 360 to Students


Students who buy a Windows 7-based PC priced at $699 or more will get a free Xbox 360 console

Microsoft today announced a new offer for students who purchase a new Windows 7-based PC. Starting May 22, students buying a new Windows 7-based PC priced at $699 (U.S.) or more will also get a free Xbox 360 4GB console ($199 retail value). Students will be able to choose from the wide range of stylish, powerful and innovative Windows 7-based PCs to find the one that's right for them based on the features, color, size and price they want. The offer is available at participating retailers for current students in the U.S. while supplies last.

When students buy a Windows 7 PC over $699, they will receive a FREE Xbox 360
You can buy any kind of PC, although Microsoft recommend a few specifically for students like the HP Pavillion DM4 a great entertainment system on the go, the Dell Inspiron 14r a stylish powerful 14" PC, and the Samsung Series 9 a computer that has been described as looking like it is about to rocket off the runway.

If you have a .edu email address you can purchase your new PC through one of our participating retailers including, 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.

Starts May 22, 2011
This offer is available in the United States starting May 22, 2011. End dates vary by retailer. Similar student-focused offers will be coming soon in Canada and France.

See for more information.

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