This is a call for community discussion on the matter of manufacturer/brand specific tags with relation to Ask Ubuntu.
It was brought up in chat and Meta requests to merge the asus-pc and asus-laptop tags to asus and set up tag synonyms. The justification was that we do not need additional Asus tags for tagging Asus-related questions.
The editing of questions to add in asus-pc and asus-laptop have been getting negative attention in review queues. That is, reviews of suggested tag revisions such as these have been receiving rejections recently.
It can be generally argued that there are cases where a generic manufactuer tag are bad. This applies for Logitech, for instance, in which they make mice, keyboards, webcams, and many other peripheral devices. This may also apply for cases such as Intel or AMD, in which they all create CPUs, GPUs, and other devices which need handled individually.
There are also cases where having individual product tags is poor compared to having an all-inclusive tag. Consider, if we made a tag for every single Dell computer model, we'd have a thousand tags that don't add anything. The same applies for Apple devices. That said, if a company only produces computers, it may not necessarily be a good idea to explicitly separate it into laptop, desktop, server, etc. subcategories.
To quote the "Do we need brand/manufacturer tags" question's answers from three years ago, a core question comes to mind with regards to these types of flags:
Who would filter using (the tag)? Who would think this is an expertise area?
With this question in mind, there is argument for either side of the discussion - whether it's keeping the tags merged which has been done today, or whether we start separating this tag out.
This discussion thread here brings up a very specific question for the community to answer to decide how to proceed on this individual case:
With regards to the asus tag, should we leave them all lumped together under the manufacturer general tag, or should we split them up into individual subcategory-tags (such as asus-laptop, asus-pc, etc.)?