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If you're in the market for a new computer or other type of consumer electronic device, you'll want to know that there are a few prime times to buy each year. Black Friday and the holiday buying season in general are great times to find deals but if you need something during the warmer months, the summer / back-to-school window is your best bet.
Case in point is Microsoft's latest offer. As of today, students that purchase a Surface Pro 4 in the US can walk away with a (nearly) free Xbox One as a bonus. Not bad, eh? Here's everything you need to know.
The offer runs through August 14 and is available through the education section of Microsoft's online store. To build your bundle, you'll first need to select either a Surface Pro 4 or a Surface Book configuration then choose between one of six Xbox One bundles - the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition bundle, Rainbow Six Siege bundle, Tom Clancy's The Division bundle, Quantum Break bundle, the Spring bundle or The Lego Movie bundle.
You also get to select between your choice of Just Dance 2016, The Crew or Assassin's Creed Unity. Last but not least, you get an additional Xbox One wireless controller and a $50 Microsoft Store gift code. The cheapest bundle gets you an entry-level Surface Pro 4 with everything else mentioned above for $878 with free shipping.
A quick check of Microsoft's standard store reveals a current price tag on the same Surface Pro 4 of $809.10 so you're paying roughly an extra $70 more for the Xbox One, an extra game, an extra controller and a $50 Microsoft Store gift code. That's a pretty solid deal if you ask me.