Now is a good time to be a student with Microsoft offering a free Xbox one to students when they buy a Surface Pro 4 tablet. The announcement comes a week after the company stated that it would stop production of its Surface 3 devices by year-end. The student offer starts on 29th June and will run until August 14th.
This is really a big of a deal as the lowest spec Surface Pro 4 with 128GB storage, 4GB RAM, and Intel Core M processor goes for $800 on Amazon and an Xbox One console can be gotten for around $300 now. So basically you will be spending $500 for one of the best windows 10 powered tablets around.
This might be a move to cut current stocks of both surface books and Xbox One in preparation for a new device this year. Already there is a new slimmer Xbox One S coming later this year.
Xbox One is a line of eighth generation home video game consoles developed by Microsoft. Announced in May 2013, it is the successor to Xbox 360 and the third console in the Xbox family. It was first released in North America, parts of Europe, Australia, and Brazil in November 2013, and in Japan, China, and other European countries in September 2014. It is the first Xbox game console to be released in China, specifically in the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone. Microsoft marketed the device as an “all-in-one entertainment system”.