I had an Asus K53TA Laptop that was as dependable and rock solid as they come. It was even overclockable and ran quite happily being boosted from 1.4GHz to 2.9GHz while undervolted to top it off.
This is where I learned how to mod a BIOS, and where I discovered I could use my knowledge to have a large impact on how well it performed.
I purchased my trusty companion in 2011 and after countless 14 hour days spent studying with it, I sold the laptop in 2017. As far as electronics go this was a hall of famer if there ever was one.