We had an entry level ASUS laptop a few years ago. It was priced $20 or $30 above the competition both online and at BestBuy where we got ours. The Intel Pentium dual-core cpu, 3GB of RAM memory, and a 320GB hard drive performed better than my expectations. After the one year warranty expired we installed an SSD in place of the spinning hard drive, and this made the laptop evn quicker and snappier than before. Part of the reason for the original snappy performance is attributable to their not having loaded the machine down with a load of resource-hogging apps (bloatware). Yes, there were several ASUS apps pre-installed, a couple of which were actually useful! We did uninstall trial versions of McAfee security and MS Office and replace them with our own choices.
We passed the laptop on to a support group we attend where it's used with a projector for presentations at meetings, etc. As far as I know it's still running perfectly today.
We also have an ASUS motherboard in a PC which I built in 2009, still running OK. Also, a couple of ASUS DVD/CD drives, and a couple of those tiny ASUS USB Wi-fi adapters.