Seahawks QB Russell Wilson on Floor Professional, how he was as soon as an Apple man
No, these vibrant blue, ruggedized units being used on NFL sidelines aren’t iPads. They’re Floor Professional 2s. And whereas they could seem like Apple’s famend pill from afar, at the least to some NFL commentators, Microsoft’s been making an attempt to assist gamers and coaches get extra conversant in the Sideline Viewing System because the league carried out it earlier this yr. Naturally, this consists of Russell Wilson, the beginning QB of the Seattle Seahawks. Final week, throughout his time without work, he took the time to speak to us on the Virginia Mason Athletic Middle, the workforce’s apply facility — situated in Renton, Washington, round a 30-minute drive from downtown Seattle.
Wilson, for probably the most half, touched on the subject of the Floor Professional 2 within the NFL and its general performance, specifically how the pill/laptop computer hybrid has improved productiveness for him in addition to the remainder of the Seahawks. He additionally talked about a few of his favourite purposes (corresponding to OneNote and Skype), what options he’d wish to see make their solution to the Sideline Viewing System and, await it, how he was an Apple man — Wilson says he does not inform too many individuals that. However no matter his earlier curiosity in Cupertino merchandise, he is now absolutely invested within the Microsoft ecosystem. Significantly, he actually loves all issues Microsoft. Simply take a look at that wrist (trace: It is a health tracker).
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Philip Palermo contributed to this report.
That is the third and remaining a part of our collection overlaying the NFL’s use of Microsoft’s Floor Professional 2 on the sidelines. For extra, you possibly can check out the primary two segments right here and right here.
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- Key specs
- <a href=”http://www.engadget.com/merchandise/microsoft/floor/professional/2/” title=”Microsoft Floor Professional 2 evaluations” goal=”_blank”> Critiques • 27 </a>
- Sort Pill
- Type issue Slate
- Display measurement 10.6 inches
- Processor velocity 1.6 GHz
- System RAM four GB
- Dimensions 10.eighty one x 6.eighty one x zero.fifty three in
- Weight 2 lb
- Launched 2013-10-22