This is my first post in The Gear forum. Very exciting stuff. I'm finally getting a chain saw. Tired of borrowing my friends saws. This is stricly a homeowner saw, used a few times a year. Anyway I was already to buy the Husqvarna 340, as I had read good reviews on it and it fit my budget. So when I get to my Husqvarna dealer I find out that they have been replaced with the 440e. The problem is I like to read reviews or get some feedback on an item before I purchase it, but since this 440 model is new I can't find anything about it. Apparently its been available in Europe for a little while, but its new in the US. Husqrvarna's USA website doesn't even have it listed yet. So does anyone out there know anything about this saw? What changed from the 340 to the 440? As far as I can gather I think the 440 is more efficient and has a cleaner emissions. From what I've read this is a bad thing as far as power and torque of the saw go... Any input on this saw would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.