In pictures: Microsoft's Australian Windows 8 launch

All the sights from the Australian Windows 8 launch, including Surface tablets and other impressive hardware

Microsoft today launched Windows 8 in Australia, showcasing the new operating system's interface, apps and social features to a room full of journalists at Sydney's Hordern Pavilion. We rocked up in style, as you can see from the first picture, courtesy of Dell, which sent a Ferrari 360 Spider to pick us up. Dell also gave us a first-hand look at the XPS 12 convertible notebook. We'll bring you a full review of the XPS 12 very soon.

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