Apple's latest MacBook Air 13" model for mid-2011 adds a Thunderbolt port and a whole lot more. Most exciting is the 1.7GHz Intel Core i5 CPU inside that turns the Air from dawdling waif to razor-thin rocket ship. It's plenty fast, but if you have a greater need for speed, there's a 1.8GHz Core i7 option. The Thunderbolt Air has a 1440 x 900 LED backlit display, and a backlit keyboard too. Apple's excellent, large glass trackpad works perfectly with Mac OS X Lion's many gestures and this is the first Mac model to ship with that new OS. Design wise, little has changed from the last generation, and that's fine by us: it's still an impossibly thin and light wedge of metal that looks and feels better than any other notebook on the planet. Now it's got the brains to go with those good looks, and that's why it garnered our Editor's Choice Award.