In a repeat of last year’s back-to-school promotion, Microsoft last month began offering a free Xbox 360 to U.S. and Canadian students buying a new Windows PC. But what about those students whose allegiances lie elsewhere in the HD video game console wars? They need not worry, for there’s a deal for them too.
Taking a leaf out of Microsoft’s book, Sony is offering eligible students a free Playstation 3 (160GB) or PS Vita (Wi-Fi only) with select VAIO computers as part of “our best back-to-school deal ever.” Alternatively, students can also opt for a $200 discount on their choice of PlayStation gear. For those not interested in any of the PlayStation-related offers, Sony is offering an 8% discount on the eligible S, T, Z or L Series PCs themselves. The PCs eligible for this offer include ultrabooks, laptops and desktops priced between $769.99 and $1,699.99.