It's kind of odd timing, what with summer almost here, but Microsoft is launching a promotion with participating retailers starting on May 22 where students who buy a Windows 7 PC that costs more than $699 will receive a free Xbox 360. The deal runs through September 3, so I guess they're looking to attract kids who are getting ready to go to college or back to it or something. The thing is, they're trying to make it out like you'll be the coolest kid in your dorm because you've got an awesome new Windows 7 PC and an Xbox 360. But the thing is, while you can choose to get a really awesome laptop, you're stuck with the 4GB 360 that they're offering. I mean, I guess for free, you can't really complain. If you were already going to buy an expensive PC, getting a free Xbox is gravy. But I feel like it almost might be worth getting a cheaper PC and buying a proper 360 with a 250 GB hard drive. Then again, that's just me... Also? Totally not a student anymore. Haven't been a student for quite some time!
Students, We've Got You Covered [Windows Experience Blog]