The option to upgrade to Windows 10 for free ended on July 29th, though there is still a workaround. In light of this, however, Microsoft is pushing a different way to get your hands on the OS – buying a new PC.
Editor-in-Chief Mollie Ruiz-Hopper highlighted some of the best deals on their official blog. US customers can get up to $150 of on a range of Windows 10 PCs, from the ASUS Q524 to the Surface Book i5.
ASUS Q524 ($150 off) – The fold and flip gaming laptop is now on sale for students at $899.99 from Best Buy. It features an Intel Core i7-6500U, 12GB RAM, a 2TB Hardrive and an Nvidia GeForce 940MX graphics card. The 15.6″ is 1080p, and has touch screen support.
Dell – Inspiron 2-in-1 17.3 ($150 off) – Also at BestBuy, the Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 is $899.99, or $50 less for students. It also houses the GeForce 940MX, 12GB of RAM, Processor, and fully HD LED screen. It has less hard drive space at 1TB, but some users may prefer the bigger display panel.
Dell XPS 13 ($100 off) – The XPS 13 is now $999.00 on the Microsoft Store and comes with a free NuVision 8″ tablet. Its base edition has a 13″ LCD touchscreen display with Infinity Edge, and a 128GB SSD. It has 8GB RAM, an Intel Core i5-6200U, and HD Graphics 520.
HP Pavillion x360 ($100 off) – Now $629.99, the Pavillion has a touchscreen 15.6″ display, an Intel Core i5-6200U and 8GB RAM. It also has a 1TB hard drive and is foldable.
HP Spectre x360 ($150 off) – Though it's $999.99 for most people, students can save an additional $150 (a total of $300 off) from the Microsoft Store or BestBuy. It has the i7-6500U, a smaller, 13″ touchscreen, 8GB memory, and a 256GB SSD.
Lenovo Flex 4 ($150 off) – Staples are selling the Flex 4 at $599.99 while supplies last. The foldable laptop has an i5-6200U processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD.
Lenovo Yoga ($100 off) – Lenovo's Yoga 710 is also on sale but at BestBuy, for $899.99. Students can save an additional $150 and get access to 16GB of RAM, an i7-6500U, and a 256GB SSD. It has 2GB of dedicated video memory in the form of a GeForce 940MX and has a full HD 15.6″ screen.
Surface Book i5 128GB ($150 off) – BestBuy is selling the device for $1,349.99, with double the savings for students. As suggested by the name, it has an i5-6300U processor and a 128GB SSD. However, it also has 8GB of memory and beautiful 3000×2000 PixelSense display.
Microsoft is catering further to the student audience with its “Study and Play” bundles. They can save up to $449 by buying the Surface Pro 4, or Surface Book, and an Xbox One.
The full details can be found on the Microsoft blog.