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May 18, 2012

Students – Buy a PC, get an Xbox 360! #GetAnXbox

UPDATE 5/21: Find out more about this offer here at

The school year is wrapping up for many but for those who are graduating high school – thoughts are already on the upcoming school year this fall and starting college. Starting college can be a big adjustment and we’d like to help with that. Starting May 20th in the U.S., students who buy a qualifying Windows PC worth $699 or more at participating retailers can get a 4GB Xbox 360 console for free, just like last year! Starting May 18th in Canada, students who buy a Windows PC worth $599 or more can also get a 4GB Xbox 360 console for free!

Participating retailers in the US include, Fry’s Electronics,, Microsoft Stores, and In Canada, they include, Future Shop, Staples and The Source.

Please note that participating retailers and terms and conditions may change over the course of the promotion. For the most current list of participants, please visit

In college, students will spend quite a bit of time in front of their PC working on reports in Microsoft Word or creating PowerPoint presentations for group projects. They are going to want a stylish, thin and light PC that boasts great performance, yet is also durable for staying connected and on the go – PCs like the HP ENVY 15, Samsung Series 5 ULTRA and the Dell XPS 13. I sometimes feel like a college student myself running to all my meetings and constantly taking notes in Microsoft OneNote. So I recently picked myself up a Dell XPS 13. So far, the XPS 13 has proven to be a quick and nimble PC and is barely noticeable in my messenger bag as I trot through the halls of buildings here at Microsoft.

With all the hard work students put in for their classes in college, they need some downtime, right? That’s where the Xbox 360 comes in! To blow off some steam, you can just hop on Xbox LIVE and play some Halo with friends and family far away or just down the hall. Could be a great way to blow off steam and relax after a long day full of studying and classes. And this fall, Halo 4 hits – which you can now pre-order today! And the Xbox isn’t just for gaming – students will be able to enjoy a variety of entertainment options, including streaming movies and TV shows, sports, music and more!

To take advantage of this offer or more information, check with participating retailers mentioned above. Students or their parents must provide valid student identification as defined by the participating retailer.