Well I pulled the trigger and bought a new base 13" Air from the online store and the first time I turn it on the fans went to max 6000 rpms and never shut off unless the machine sleeps or shutdown. Talk about bad luck eh.... I haven't even gotten to do anything with it yet and it's only days out of the box now. The CPU for kernel_task is so high all 4 CPU boxes are almost full red and this task stays at 300+% straight nonstop. The machine is so laggy it's unusable. Reset smc Reset pram Repaired permissions Verified ssd (Samsung) Ran hardware test mode extended and it passed Reinstalled lion 10.7.3 clean not recovery No change after all that I suspect a bad thermal sensor or logic board. The interesting thing is the machine is cold to touch no heat whatsoever. I'm sending it to the store.....shouldn't this warrant me a new replacement since its new but I already threw out the box. Lol my bad thinking it was just doing some maintenance tasks for the first time from initial boot. Hate to loose that Samsung ssd but I rather have a stable new machine. Sometimes I think buying a refurb is better at least you know they fixed any issues it had after leaving the factory.