Microsoft Will Give Students a Free Xbox 360 If They Buy a Windows PCS

No one will like you if in college if you don't have a laptop. Kidding! But seriously, in college, a laptop is your life. Microsoft wants to help you kiddies out: Just like last year, if you buy a Windows PC, it'll throw in a free Xbox 360.

Here's how it works:

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 Best Buy, Dell.com, Fry's Electronics, HPDirect.com, Microsoft Stores, and NewEgg.com. In Canada, they include Best Buy, Dell.ca, Future Shop, Staples and The Source.

All you need to get the deal is a student ID. Also your mom can take your ID and do it for you, too. But you're a grown up now, so you'd never force her to do that, right? [Microsoft]