Real Madrid, the ten-time European champions may have had a disastrous campaign in the just ended 2014/15 football season as they, just like yours truly, will be watching from afar as Juventus takes on Spanish champions FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League tonight. They won’t be defending the trophy they won last year. However, Real Madrid is still one of the most valuable, successful and richest sports clubs in the world so while their fortunes on the pitch may have dwindled last season thanks to lack of silverware, their fans have something to console them: a Windows 8.1 tablet!
Microsoft has had a special relationship with Real Madrid with the iconic club partnering with the software giant to create a Windows Phone application for the fans to connect with the club. It’s renown stars like Gareth Bale have even had live chats with fans via Skype. At one point it was even speculated that the club and Microsoft were closer to inking a deal that would’ve seen the Bill Gates-co-founded company get naming rights to Real Madrid’s iconic Santiago Bernabeu stadium. It therefore comes as little surprise that Microsoft unveiled a Windows 8.1 Real Madrid Edition tablet.
The Real Madrid Edition Windows 8.1 tablet is not a Surface, the line of Windows tablets we’ve come to expect from Microsoft. It’s something fresh for the Los Blancos faithful. It’s specs are as follows:
- 8.9 inch IPS Full HD (1920×1200) display
- Quad-core Intel Atom Z3735F processor
- 32 GB internal storage
- 2 GB RAM
- 5 MP main camera, 2 MP front-facing “Skype” camera
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 6700 mAh battery
Los Merengues fans who buy this tablet will get a free 1 year subscription to Office 365 Personal from Microsoft. If one wants to have their name imprinted at the back of the tablet just like they have on their replica shirts, they’ll need to add EUR 150 to the EUR 199 price for the regular edition of the tablet.
Source: Microsoft Insider