I got an email a while back from Amazon about an offer for a free Xbox for students if you buy a Windows 7 pc over $699. I've been mulling it over cuz my old PC is an Athlon x64 and it's starting to whine and wheeze when I start firefox. I found out the deal is also applicable to HP's direct store and Dell direct, all you need is a .edu email or a student id. I pulled the trigger last night, calling HP direct. Got a desktop, i7 processor, 8GB RAM, 1.5TB HD, Radeon 6450 1GB vid card, Blu-Ray player, Wireless-N built-in, Win7 Home Premium, MS Office 07 and media card reader on the tower for right at $1000. The PC will be built on July 7th and the Xbox will ship today. I can't wait to check it out!!