ok, so i just took a few quick photos, some comparing my M40 with an M30... enjoy...
the M40 is on the left, M30 on the right. aside from what's under the hood, the major differences are the angle of the base of the laptop (it's not as slanted on the M40, so is easier to put on your lap), the buttons at the front like the volume dial and wifi switch are easier to access on the M40, as they don't angle down, and finally, the hotkeys on the left side of the keyboard are different, as you'll see in later photos.
another side by side comparison (M40 left, M30 right)
the M40 front on
(same thing again)
keyboard layout of the M40
keyboard layout of the M30
some pics of the M40 from different angles
(note the PCI express slot not being blocked off in the australian version, compare with the canadian version here...)
(some comparisons from different angles, M30 on the bottom)
and finally, evidence of my dead pixel free M40
so there you go, some new M40 pics... sorry i didn't use my 5MP camera, and used my 2 MP instead (the 5 had no juice left), but as for getting them on my laptop.... no more stupid cables, with the M40's memory stick slot, i just took out my sony memory stick from the camera, and voila
i'll take some more later on with my better camera, and maybe even write up a review.