Students: buy a new PC, get an Xbox 360 free

By Matthew
May 22, 2012
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  1. Microsoft has renewed an academic promotion from last May that offers students the chance to bag a free Xbox 360 when purchasing a computer. Assuming you can prove your enrollment...

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  2. Yes, I'm sure students will definitely improve their study habits buy enticing them with a free xbox 360 when buying a laptop..
  3. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    Why would I want free faulty hardware with a poor library of games?
  4. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 785   +86

    To sell and make a profit from it :p
  5. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 761   +178

    I knew it would require atleast a $700 desktop.
    Almost thought it was a deal there for a second.
  6. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 761   +178

    @ ramonsterns: Quit your bitchin. The new 360S console is quiet and reliable and the library of games for a 360 is very, very good.
  7. It's not actually free. Dell, HP, and anyone else participating in the program just upped the price to cover the costs of the XBox360 package deal and claim it is "free". I checked with some sources today about this.

    Sorry folks, no free lunches allowed, even though these companies are making money hand over fist.
  8. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TechSpot Maniac Posts: 530

    the new xbox 360s have a much much much much lower failure rate than the launch


    if you get a NEW 360 today and it fails toy are very very unlucky (same with new PS3 systems)
  9. Translation: "Please stop playing PC games! We don't make any middleman $$, we can't control all of the content, and we can't scam you for multiplayer!"


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