i have had an asus w3000 for a few years and it is great. does run hotter than any other laptop i have used. i'm not sure if that's the issue, but my laptop keeps turning itself off. i'm not very technically talented but my staff at the library is and they have been cleaning it up all day. it is running better. i made a slide show on movie maker and have been trying to download it off and on for days. it starts to download, then shuts off. i have been researching the heating aspect and carefully cleaned the dust off the fan and put it back together, turned it on and tried to download again. it turned itself off again. any ideas? thanks.