Microsoft offers students a free Xbox 360 with Windows 7 PC purchase

By Emil · 19 replies
May 19, 2011
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  1. Microsoft is offering a free Xbox 360 console to students who buy a Windows 7 PC for over $700. The deal will be available in the US between May 23,…

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  2. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    Hmmmm...I still have access to my old college email...and I can make the money back by turning around and selling the computer on ebay or craigslist. Now...I just need more than $700 in my bank account that I can afford to spend......
  3. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,306   +1,400

    here comes the end of PC gaming, I'm sure MS is testing the waters to see if they can boast sales with this. And ,seriously, do college kids need to be playing xBox? isn't spending all day on facebook enough?
  4. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,713   +855

    This is funny. Buy a PC for your schoolwork - and oh by the way, here's an XBox so you can skip classes to play games.
  5. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    I just bought a laptop...
  6. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,681   +1,080

    guess that's nice but when I was still in college I got windows 7 free and legal.
  7. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,471   +375

    But you previously bought the hardware, which is what this deal is about.
  8. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    4GB? My usb stick has more...but free is always nice.
  9. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 554   +9

    so... whens it coming to the UK?
  10. lol...Nice one Anonosoft... The PSN hack didnt work out as you hoped huh? Well I guess you have to try an get ahead whatever the means despite a year head start u lost out to
  11. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Worst comment I've seen all day, and I spent 40min on 4chan.
  12. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,372   +69

    They have another deal at my college bookstore. Office 10 Pro for $99.
  13. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,372   +69

    What about us custom builders? Can we send in an itemized list of parts?
  14. Recipe7

    Recipe7 TS Booster Posts: 143

    Students should be studying and enjoying college life, not playing videogames all day.
  15. example1013

    example1013 TS Enthusiast Posts: 265

    Sure, you can send it to Dell or whoever and they'll charge you an extra premium on all the parts. If they were to actually do this, though, they'd probably assemble it, so it's not like you'd be paying extra and receiving nothing.

    To be clear, I doubt you can get anything but an OEM computer.
  16. miska_man

    miska_man TS Member Posts: 49

    Haven't read the fine print yet, but does anyone know if the $700 price of the computer is BEFORE or AFTER student discounts are applied?
  17. freythman

    freythman TS Booster Posts: 113   +10

    Xbox is far more entertaining than Facebook
  18. They got the deal all backwards. It should be if you buy an Xbox then you'll get a free PC, because PC's off the shelf sucks big booty.
  19. larebz

    larebz TS Rookie

    Exactly, such a nonsensical offer in that respect.
  20. Well going to get a laptop through Dell and any decent laptop does not qualify for the offer. What they did is over price the crappy laptops to cover the cost of the XBOX so in reality it is more of a forced bundle than an offer. ie. In January you could buy a computer for $600 and now you can get it for $800 and a "free XBOX". This is a bunch of BULL. Can you get a DELL Lattitude and an XBOX (oh no it is a business computer). Oh you mean you do not offer an XBOX with a computer that is WORTH over $700 instead of a crappy computer that you are charging over $700.

    This is just a way for people to spend grant, parents (ie not your money) buying a "laptop" but getting also a game console.

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