Microsoft officially announced on Wednesday that it will release the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2. In celebration, it’s offering students some pretty good savings on some of its products, essentially offering up a free Xbox One.
The company said that students who purchase a new Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book and Xbox One at Microsoft Stores will save $300, basically giving the student a free Xbox One. We dug through the small print of Microsoft’s offer and didn’t find any “gotchas,” but did notice that it doesn’t apply to the Surface Pro 3. Additionally, Microsoft said there are limited quantities available and it doesn’t apply to previous purchases, so you’re out of luck if you just bought this combo.
Microsoft is also offering students a free 32-inch Samsung TV valued at $319.99 if you buy a Dell PC priced at $699 or more. Might not be a bad idea if you’re looking to deck out the dorm room.
Keep in mind that you need to be a student, though, or somehow related to one. Here’s what Microsoft says: “Only available to K-12, higher education students, parents purchasing on behalf of students, education institution employees, faculty, staff, school board and PTA/PTO executives for K-12 and higher education institutions.”
Maybe I should go back to school.