Xperia Z4 Tablet + BKB50 Keyboard = Productivity workhorse [Video]

by XB on 2nd June 2015

in Sony Tablet, Videos, Xperia Z4 and Z3+ series

Xperia Z4 Tablet MS OfficeSony Mobile has been emphasising the business aspects of the upcoming Xperia Z4 Tablet and how easy it is to get work done when combined with the BKB50 Bluetooth Keyboard. The BKB50 turns the Xperia Z4 Tablet into a quasi-laptop and like the videos below show, you can combine this with a mouse to get some ‘real’ work done using Microsoft Office applications (remember Sony and Microsoft has partnered to bundle apps such as Word, Excel and Office).

Yes the same can be achieved with other standalone Bluetooth keyboards, but the BKB50 Bluetooth Keyboard appears to be a very elegant solution built exclusively for the Z4 Tablet. Check out some hands on videos below showing Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint being used on the Xperia Z4 Tablet.

  • xperiaDROID

    Quite nice, but I prefer Windows if I wanna do these kind of stuffs.

  • Jonathan Bratanata

    If i could afford this I would totally buy it

  • kaostheory

    I’m assuming that the Microsoft bundle is only licensed for a year?

  • Timel

    Lagdroid is still lagdroid

  • Timel

    I prefer windows 10 tablets

  • oh, poor you.. guess you’ve been living under a rock

  • nice :) now if I could just run any IDE for some web development and designing this is for me, or.. I’ll just hook up on a fast internet and remote my workstation with this one :)

  • Kaarthikeyan Swaminathan

    Nah, he is the rock

  • Akand

    Z4/Z3+ tablet/smartphone are the perfect version of omnibalance design of previous Z models. All other Z devices had some design issues.
    Z: Capped headphone jack, No front facing speaker
    Z1: No front facing speaker
    Z2: USB port and SIM slot under one cap
    Z3: Visible holes for front facing speakers
    Z4: all the design failures are solved and perfect version of omnibalance design

    Z: USB port at the down side that was a big problem while using micro usb keyboard integrated cover
    Z2: audio port at down side and same problem while standing
    Z4: all design failures are solved and perfect version of omnibalance design.

    Finally, omnibalance design ends through its perfection.
    That’s why both Z4 phone and tablet are the best in design section. Performance still unknown. But most of the Sony devices lag much less than others.
    Hopefully Z4s are going to do the same smooth performance.
    **I am a OmniBalance design fan so far. But I would like to wait until next design from Sony. If new design attracts me more than OmniBalance, I would buy that one, otherwise my next phone is gonna be Z3+.

  • Chitti- The Robot

    This fool again!! Just FLAG FLAG FLAG!

  • gamer324

    Well if your web development is platform agnostic (I’m guessing it is) there IS ‘GNURoot’ in the Play Store, complete linux OS inside a single non-root app.
    Here’s a link if you’re interested :

  • gamer324

    Well, to be honest, while not a part of Omnibalance, the led placement was perfect in the Z2, still hoping Sony reverts back to that for the z5

  • Chitti- The Robot

    Yup, Tablets with 7+ screen sizes are better with Windows

  • Kabuto Kouji

    Totally agree …let the strip bar come back from the ashes and take away that ugly DOT led!!

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  • sephiroth_4

    I just want one…in the usa…now :(

  • Timel

    It would be so good if Sony will release 13-15 inch Xperia tablet.

  • Akand

    Top and bottom bezels are almost same big on other phones too, even on the so called bezelless phones. Look at the bezelless phones from ZTE, HUAWEI, OPPO, HTC and so on. But others make them busy by doing speaker holes or logos. But Sony kept it plain and clean without compromising any feature. It’s all about illusion and up to you whether you like cleanness or fake business.
    But it would be great if Sony could lessen top/bottom bezel for 1-2 cm.

  • Paul M

    Samsung also have a nice dock for their 8.4″ tablets, but the price is crazy!

    The thing with these tablet + dock combinations from Sony and Samsung is how expensive they are.. and sometimes how hard it is to buy one with the right keyboard map. I’d considered buying the Z3 Tablet Compact and a dock, but couldn’t find what I wanted, and the Z4 is way too expensive. After considering all the options, I ended up buying a Toshiba Click Mini which is pretty good and much cheaper.

  • Akand

    But I think it would be too big to handle. Moreover, to handle comfortably they will keep current size of bezels and then people will again complain about bezel. But if they lessen the size of bezel, people will complain about uncomfortable handling. Whatever Sony does, people will complain. You know why? Because Sony makes standard and practical products but people run after gimmicks and illusions. Ganze Welt ist krank (whole world is sick).

  • Akand

    That’s true. Placing LED beneath top front speaker is nicer than dot.

  • RealityCheck2015

    Looks cool but i hate anything MicroSoft :D

  • nice thanks, I’ll check it out :)

  • Geese Howard

    This tablet is awesome!

  • Maurice Phoenix

    Bottom Line I’ll Get U Xperia Tablet Z4 :D

  • Stef

    I’ve brought one of those 8 inch bay trail tablets that boot both android and windows. Needless to say the lack of apps and the impossibility to use “real” software frustrated me to no end on Windows.

    I reverted to Android (as I said the tablet is dual booting) and I found my health again. While not completely unusable Windows tablets are a throwback to the early days of tablets. Few apps and even them lack features. Windows tablets are great when they are as big as to be comfortable on desktop use. I.e. at least 10 inches and if we where to be completely honest, 12 inches like the surface pro. Anything less and it feels like a toy…

  • Timel

    13-15 inch can fit in the Xperia Z4 tablet’s dimensions, the bezels just needs to be smaller

  • Compare this to a Microsoft Surface Pro. Is it really worth it?

    I went from a Nexus 7 to a laptop, to a Surface Pro (1) because I wanted real productivity in a versatile form factor. I don’t see the point in most Android tablets anymore, because they’re often as expensive but less productive than the Surface Pro (#1 at least). It’s good how the Z4 tablet can use Microsoft Office, but what about other more specific programs you have on Windows?

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