Been a Surface user for a number of years now. When they first came out the form factor was amazing compared to clamshell laptops of the day. But I'm sick of the floppy Surface Pro keyboard losing connection and having to be fiddled with to reconnect, and being unable to sit it on my lap without extra room for the kickstand. The one thing I will miss is the taller aspect ratio on the Surface, 16:9 is just so short if you have any kind of toolbars open. I've been looking at the XPS 13, really like the screen:bezel ratio and general form factor. Don't plan to play games on it regularly. After years with the Surface Pro, it's become obvious I won't make use of tablet functionality either. Just looking for something easy to carry and durable enough to last a few years. If there are any laptops with taller aspect ratio displays I'd love to check them out as well. Looking mainly for 13-14", but could go up to 15" if the overall form factor is compact. 8GB Ram or user upgradeable SSD or user replaceable spinny-disk Under $1000 I'm sure the battery life will kill my old Surface Pro Thanks for the input!