It's cheaper, it gets the job done, it's fairly high quality and looks really good. So if you can afford Asus, go for Asus. If you can't, this is the best alternative.
Hey sorry for the incredibly late reply! I don't frequent this place much anymore.
No performance or reliability issues. Got some coil whine for the first time on Minecraft when fps exceeded 500. Other than that, looks good feels good!