Microsoft eyes students, offers free Xbox with purchase of Windows PC

Microsoft's is once again offering students a free Xbox with the purchase of a qualifying Windows PC.

Last year, Microsoft made students an extremely enticing offer: Buy a Windows computer and get a free Xbox 360 for absolutely nothing.

Fortunately for the next round of college students, the program is returning this year in a largely similar form. Buy a Windows PC worth $699 ($599 in Canada) or more, get a free 4GB Xbox 360. The deal starts May 20th and can be redeemed at retailers like Best Buy, Fry's Electronics, and New Egg. (Canadians can take advantage of the offer starting today.)

Microsoft, has been very busy trying to get as many people plugged into its Xbox 360 ecosystem as possible. Its most recent and most interesting attempt came earlier this month when the company announced $99, subscription-subsided Xbox bundle.

There's no mention of when new student deal ends, but it's likely to extend well into the summer.