Hot Deals on Windows 7-Based PCs From Microsoft, Partners in Time for Graduation

Discounts on top Windows 7-based PCs for students now available.

SEATTLE — May 13, 2010 — With summer internships and travel right around the corner, this season is a popular PC-buying time for students. This week, Microsoft Corp., along with several retailers and partners, unveiled new offers for Windows 7-based PCs that will give students the tools they need to manage their work, stay in touch with friends and have fun.

“These deals will help students get the PC with Windows 7 they want at a great price,” said Brad Brooks, corporate vice president for Windows consumer marketing and product management at Microsoft. “We know that every dollar counts, so we’re partnering with companies, such as Sony, Amazon and Dell, to offer great PCs with the features and sizes that students want.”

Students who want to stream TV, music and videos but don’t want dorm-room clutter should check out Sony Corp.’s offer for a free Blu-ray disc drive upgrade and $90 credit for movies with the purchase of a Sony VAIO E Series notebook powered by Windows 7 Professional. The VAIO E series has a bright 15.5-inch HD screen that makes it easy to watch TV and movies, weighs less than 6 pounds and is available in an array of colors so students can stand out from the crowd. This offer is available in the United States through May 29, 2010.

Also available this week is $50 off the purchase of select Windows 7-based notebooks and netbooks from This deal is perfect for students who want the flexibility of a full-size notebook to power through homework and stream media, and a lightweight, ready-to-travel netbook for study groups and summer trips. Available in the United States through May 29, 2010, this offer includes an array of PCs to choose from — Dell Inc., HP, Acer Inc. and ASUS are all participating — so students can choose the right setup for them.

Students who want a PC with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office should check out a new deal from the online Microsoft Store — a Dell Studio XPS 13-inch with Windows 7 Home Premium and Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 (which includes a free upgrade to Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 once it is available) for a special price of $989, plus free shipping. With this offer, students can create great-looking PowerPoint presentations, take notes on Microsoft OneNote, and stay connected with friends and the latest TV shows, songs and movies. This offer is available in the United States until June 25, or while supplies last.

For the latest information on all Windows 7-based PC offers, students should visit

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