Microsoft continues to push the Xbox 360, and the latest offering is getting the console for free when buying a laptop for $699. The offering is for students only, though there is an alternative for regular folk.
Buy One, Get One Free – Great Offer You Shouldn’t Miss Out On
If you like the Xbox 360 and Windows 7, and you’re looking for a new console and PC, then this then this is probably the time for you to buy the consoles. Microsoft is offering a free Xbox 360 console for users buying $699 PC, with a discounted upgrade to Windows 8 bundled in also for good measure.
Dell, HP, Best Buy, Newegg, and the Microsoft Stores are participating sellers of Windows 8 PCs granting the free Xbox 360. Students have to prove enrolment through an e-mail address of ID number. You’ll then get the free Xbox 360, and that’s not a bad deal alone. And you’ll also get a $14.99 discounted when upgrading to Windows 8.
The discounted upgrade to Windows 8 runs from June 2012 to January 2013, Microsoft confirmed, and is for Windows 8 Pro. Windows 8 is cheaper for consumers buying Windows 7: it’s $39.99 digitally and $59.99 in a boxed form. With Apple launched OS X for cheaper prices, it’s seen by many as a reaction to the no-brainer pricing Apple provides.
Heading to the Facebook page will send recommendations for the Dell XPS 13 ultrabook, the HP Envy 13 notebook, and the Samsung Series 15 ultrabook.
For non-students that I referred to earlier, you can get a $100 gift card when buying from Stalpes — seemingly for the store — instead of an Xbox 360. It’s an offer definitely worth taking up for students not owning an Xbox 360. Upcoming games include Borderlands 2, Resident Evil 6, Assassin’s Creed 3, Halo 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, BioShock Infinity, and maybe even GTA V.
This specific deal ends September 8. Windows 8 launches October 26.