Microsoft is not taking that 4% drop in Windows 7 sales lying down. Today they announced a promotion which is clearly targeted at keeping students way from the dark side by offering a free Xbox 360 4GB console with any PC purchase in the US over $699.
The offer is only open to US students with either a student ID or .edu email address and is available at Dell.com, HP.com or Microsoft Store and at Best Buy or any Microsoft Store retail location.
The offer runs from the 23rd May and is only while stock lasts.
Read more at the Windows Team Blog here.