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Sony offering free PlayStation 3 to students with new VAIO laptop purchase

Eligible student and faculty have the opportunity to get a free 160GB PlayStation 3 with the purchase of a new Sony VAIO laptop.

If you're a student who's looking for a new laptop, Sony has you covered. What's better is that, if you purchase one of their eligible VAIO laptops, you can get a free 160GB PlayStation 3, which retails for $250. This promotion comes courtesy of

According to Justin Bowen, CEO of, “throwing in a free PlayStation 3 with the purchase of a VAIO laptop is incredibly intelligent marketing by Sony, particularly at this time of year. They have grabbed the attention of college-bound students in the market for a new laptop, and the offer a free PlayStation could seal the deal for any fence-sitters still deciding which brand to purchase.”

Many of Sony's latest computers are eligible, even including their 24-inch L series all-in-one PCs. All eligible computers feature the latest third-generation Intel Core-series of processors. On a light budget? The cheapest laptop is the 15.5-inch S, which starts at $969.99. Money not a problem? Sony's 13.1-inch Z is the most expensive machine, and is packed to the brim with a Core i7-3612QM CPU, 8GB DDR3 1600 RAM (2x4GB DIMMs, soldered to the motherboard), a 1920x1080 display (quite high for a 13" notebook), Intel's HD 4000 GPU, and Bluetooth 4.0. The best part? Dual 256GB SSDs.

Interested? Hit up the coupon link here and look for the "FREE PlayStation with Select Sony VAIO Computer Purchases" promotion. Be quick, as it ends today!


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Brian Sweet, 2012-06-30 (Update: 2012-06-30)