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I think HP probook line doesn't get enough attention. its a way better value than the XPS. HP has 2-3 tweaks they need to make like a 1440p or 4k screen option and replacing the 45WH battery+2.5in bay with a larger 60-75WH battery.
my 445R G6 3500U machine sunkworks (sig) gets easily 5-6 hours of light office use. zen2 or zen3 being so much more power efficient+ 1.5-2x the capacity and they would have a 12-20 hour machine.
950$ for a R7 4700U, 16gb ram (1 stick) 512gb ssd
850$ for a R7 4700U 8gb ram (1 stick) 256gb SSD
720$ for a 4500U 8gb ram (2 stick) 256gb SSD
all with a 1080p screen your pick of 14in 445 G7 or 15in 455 G7