I have had laptops from Acer, Asus, Toshiba, Dell, and HP and each and every one of them has been fine and lasted for years. The Acer, my first and an XP machine, is still in service (offline) for some software that has no modern equivalent.
Most laptops are put together using very similar components. It is more a matter of finding something with adequate processing power, RAM, and storage space for your intended uses. My experience leads me to the general observation that people often "overbuy" in the processing power realm, get less RAM than is ideal (4GB is the bare minimum I'd even consider these days, 6GB would be better), and are being convinced that SSDs are the only way to go, which is a big mistake if lightning speed (and I do mean lightning speed) is not absolutely essential and you need copious storage space for whatever it is you're doing.
Also, if you do not already own one, you should acquire a USB 3.0 external hard drive at the same time and maintain a regular backup protocol for this machine and any others you own. This is the cheapest insurance you can acquire against catastrophic data loss.
Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134
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