The Most Innovative Products of 2012

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Winner: Hewlett-Packard Z1

The winner in the PC workstation category was the Z1 from Hewlett-Packard. With the design of this innovative unit, HP identified a shift toward smaller work spaces and meets a need that customers themselves hadn't yet recognized. The world's first 27-inch all-in-one workstation features a display that tilts down into a horizontal position and flips open for servicing like the hood of a car. Every piece and part was specifically engineered for this unit, right down to hydraulic hinges that hold the cover open. The chassis enables technicians to easily swap out parts and make upgrades easily, quickly and without tools.


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