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Microsoft Announces New Back-to-School Offer for Students

Microsoft Corp. 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. 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. Similar student-focused offers will be coming soon in Canada and France.

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velaxun2470d ago

It is a pretty slick deal. It would be interesting to see if they use this to pad their sales though...

ksense2470d ago

dang that is a good promo

RockmanII72470d ago

"Students will be able to find the one that’s right for them based on the features, color, size and price they want."

I laugh at people who buy a computer based on the color.

STK0262470d ago

While choosing a PC based on its colour is laughable, the same can't be said about the people at my local Futureshop (basically a BestBuy for those outside Canada) trying to convince me that a particular laptop is the best fit for me because of its colour, despite the fact that its specs are way below what I said I needed...

Kakkoii2470d ago

Well let's say you have a few computers with the same specs, but different cases or color, you're saying it's wrong then to choose what look you like best?

But yeah, choosing on color alone would be stupid.

Wikkid6662470d ago

Back to School??? School is just winding down... not starting.

awiseman2470d ago

Its probably aimed at college students, and for them the summer term is beginning, I am one of them.

But that is one crazy promotion.

sack_boi2470d ago

fuuuuuuuk! I just bought a gaming rig. Oh well, it's a good deal though.

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