Free Xbox 360 4Gb consoles are being included with the purchase of select Windows 7 laptops and desktop computers, from specific retailers. The requirements? The computer must cost $699 or more and must be purchased by a current student with a college or university ID card, or a .edu email address.

The back to school, free xBox, special began early this summer and is set to expire in about a month, September 3, 2011, or when supplies run out.

Best Buy, without explanation, pulled this special from their stores. They offered it earlier in the summer, but ended it this month, according to teenstalktech.com.

However, the free xBox deal is still available through Amazon, Dell, HP, and Microsoft stores.

Students ordering a laptop/desktop online are required to use a campus email address ending in .edu. Amazon also requires that students be members of their ‘Amazon Student’ program to take advantage of this deal. Amazon Student is free to sign up for, includes free two day shipping on textbooks and other Amazon purchases, offers one-day shipping of items for $3.99, and includes email alerts of special and deals geared toward students.

The Xbox 360 4Gb gaming console has a retail value of $199.99.