So I have a Rev A SSD Macbook Air (purchased ~9 months ago). Originally it was fine, but as I've kept using it I've experienced the kernel_task issue more and more. These days, after a few hours of being on, the laptop will stall on any full screen video or any flash video, even youtube. I've never had any core shutdown problems. I'm not living in my home country right now, so I haven't attempted to get a repair done on it. What is Apple doing in these situations now? The laptop is totally unacceptable for me, and from what I've read the problem is inherent in all rev a models. I should also point out that some screws are coming out of the base (!) and the hinge and frame are creaking like crazy.