what's a good ultra book that is also powerful enough to be a near desktop replacement?
I recently tested out a xps 13 with 5th and 6th gen i5 and found both to have slowdowns, especially because I tend to open up lots of tabs and have multiple applications running at the same time (cloud backup, AV, music, office products).
I want to find a good ultrabook for traveling and since it's for work, I can splurge a bit. Since the XPS 13 were about $800-900 from dell outlet, I am willing to spend a bit more for something more powerful.
Should I be looking for a i7 and/or more ram? Can I find something that won't compromise the battery life (looking for at least 6-7 hours)? The xps 13 I tested were touchscreen and I found the battery life to be dismal.