Students – Schools out, or almost, for summer! It’s your time now. Summer vacation is starting and Microsoft has lots of ways for you to try out the slickest technology on the market near your home, school, or summer internship.
To kick it off, we are taking Windows 7 PCs, and a whole lot more, on a road tour this summer – so look for our Windows 7 Student Loft in a mall near you. “What the heck is the Student Loft?” you ask. It’s hot and cool and will put you in the driver’s seat to test-drive so many Microsoft technologies perfect for Students including: PCs (all form factors and designs), Windows Phone 7, Microsoft Office, Kinect and Xbox 360, and much more. Best yet – the Student Loft is the place where you can take advantage of many special DEALS we’ve created just for Students this summer, such as:
The Student Loft will visit thirteen malls as it tours the nation this summer.
As you look for PCs this season, consider this: mobility, speed and functionality are the top three traits Students are interested in based on Student focus group research. Have you thought about how your future PC will perform and how well it will hold up to all your needs?
Here are just a few of the great PCs that you’ll be able to check out in the Student Loft:
- Samsung 900X: sleek, bold, and perfectly formed. Ben the PC Guy fell in love with it here.
- Lenovo Ideapad 260: ultra portable, great performance and beautiful brushed aluminum experience were things Ben the PC guy raved about.
- HP Envy 14: a system with both professional audio and video production capabilities.
- Toshiba Portege R835: a slim high end laptop packed with solid components but with an $800 price tag.
We aren’t just going on the road. Windows 7 is going on the road with Rob Dyrdek. The skateboard god and successful entrepreneur is the founder of the widely known Street League and a popular reality TV star. Together, Windows 7 and Street League teamed up to create custom skinned skateboards. Not only that but we’ll be hosting treasure hunts for the skate decks in conjunction with Street League at cities across America. It’s simple – just follow the clues we drop on twitter and find the lucky rabbit’s foot and you’ll win one of these prized signed Skate Decks. Love it? We do too!
We dropped by a Microsoft Store recently to meet Rob Dyrdek with our two student bloggers.
Rob’s in-store autograph session drew skateboard enthusiasts from around the area as he joked with the crowd, and gave away a few great PCs. We kept hearing from people how cool it was that their idol had partnered with Microsoft. Rob told us he could have never brought Street League this far if it had not been for the early partnership with us. Rob will be showing up at two more malls – stay tuned to find out which malls and when…
Check out the Mall Tour in person to learn for yourself what Windows 7 has to offer. Mall Tour Schedule:
May 12-17 Westfield Topanga Fashion Center (Canoga Park, CA)
May 20-24 Westfield Oakridge Shopping Mall (San Jose, CA)
May 26-31 Westfield San Francisco Center (SF, CA)
June 3-9 Washington Square (Portland, OR)
June 14-19 Chandler Fashion Center (Chandler, AZ)
June 23-29 Flatiron Crossing (Broomfield, CO)
July 10-16 Westfield Fox Valley Shopping Mall (Aurora, IL)
July 20-25 Natick Collection (Natick, MA)
July 28-Aug. 1 Danbury Fair (Danbury, CT)
August 4-9 Westfield Garden State Plaza (Paramus, NJ)
August 12-16 Tyson’s Corner (McLean, VA)
August 19- 25 TBD (Raleigh, NC)
August 30- Sep 5 Westfield Brandon (Brandon, FL)
*Limited time offer valid in the U.S. on eligible products only thru 11:59 p.m. PT on 9/10/2011, or while supplies last. Only available for students age 16-19 and/or with a valid .EDU email address. Eligible students will be given a promo code when .EDU email address is confirmed and / or their age, 16-19, is confirmed, which must be entered at checkout to receive the discount. Promo code valid for purchase of a single PC only. Not valid on previous orders. Offer cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or combined with any other offer or promotion. Discount applies before any applicable taxes, shipping or other fees. In-store and online offer terms may vary.