Microsoft wants to give away Windows 8 computers in student deal

Last month, June 4 to be precise, Microsoft announced its "Chip in" program, designed to help students finance a new Windows 8 computer. The program lets students with a valid .edu email address crowd-source funds to help them purchase a qualified PC of their choosing from Microsoft Store.

Now the software maker elects to take it one step further, by sweetening this deal. Students must successfully fund their PC, but Microsoft chips in 10 percent of the price and the first 10,000 to be successful in this venture get a free copy of Office 365 University added into the bargain.

Now the company tells us that "as part of this program, today we're excited to announce a Buy One, Give One program. As part of the campaign Windows will give away one PC, for every student that fully funds their PC by September 1, to the Year-Up organization, which is dedicated to empowering urban talent". Year Up Chicago Executive Director, Alan Anderson, claims "we are thrilled to partner with Microsoft Windows on the Chip In, Buy One, Give One Campaign".

Potential customers have little more than one month to take advantage of this offer, so those who possess a student email address need to act soon.

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