The Fujitsu Stylistic Q702's dock is manufactured in part out of plastic, partly out of aluminium, it is quite solid to the touch. The tablet is docked exactly in the middle; the Windows button serves as a marker to get the alignment right. In order to remove the tablet from the dock, you need to unlock the connector with a button located on the hinge. On closing the combined tablet and dock, it is quite noticeable that there is a gap between the two at the outer edges. This may well be caused by the fact that we were handling a pre-production model, but perhaps an extra lock at the front of the devices would be a smart addition in any case.
The dock's keys have quite a good feel to them, with sufficiently deep travel, and are clearly better than those on the recently reviewed Fujitsu LifeBook U772 Ultrabook. All the keys you expect are present, and the Windows key has already been styled according to the new looks of Windows 8's new logo. Next to the cursor keys there is one with no apparent function, perhaps Fujitsu could not think of one. The touchpad is somewhat smallish, but does offer two physical buttons.
The dock contains a 4-cell battery with a 45 Wh capacity. This battery is easily removed, so it is quite possible to work even longer using multiple batteries. According to Fujitsu, the battery in the dock charges the tablet when docked, so by occasionally docking you can extend the battery life of the tablet.
It is not just longer operating life, a physical keyboard and touchpad that the dock offers, it also delivers quite a bit of extra connectivity options. At the left it has a power connector, VGA and USB 2.0, at the right a gigabit ethernet port and another USB 2.0 port. At the front the stylus is stored. As the dock itself weighs about 800 grams, the combination of dock and tablet comes to about 1.65 kilos.