Microsoft has either gone completely nuts or they finally grew a soul. Or, more realistically, they’re announcing a new console at E3 and they’re trying to liquidate their warehouses full of Xbox 360′s. In any case, Microsoft announced something spectacular in a blog post the other day.
They’re giving away a 4GB Xbox 360 to any student that purchases a laptop for the upcoming school year. The “catch” is that it has to be a minimum purchase of $699.99 and you have to be able to prove you’re a student. Just buy a laptop between May 22nd and September 3rd and show participating retailers your school ID. If you’re shopping online, all you need is an email ending in .edu and you’ll be good to go.
For those of you still in college, in desparate need of a new laptop, and still don’t have an Xbox 360, this is like a sign from above telling you what to do. Good timing too, since you’re gonna need all that extra computing power when the rapture hits tomorrow. Nothing says “ascension to the heavens” quite like “Windows 7.”