HP LaserJet MFP M140we Printer Review

HP LaserJet MFP M140we printer is of excellent performance and is the smallest laser in its class. Whether a officer or a student, they can both use this printer to complete an easy printing. Furthermore, HP LaserJet M140we is a multifunction black and white printer enable to print scan and copy in one machine. It is an easy-to-use desk device for casual print jobs. And it uses HP 141A black laserjet toner or HP 141X black laserjet toner cartridge to print. However, this black white printer is a monochrome printer and can not deliver color outputs. If you need to print large amount of bright pictures and photos, you may check HP M479fdw printer.


In appearance, HP LaserJet MFP M140we is compact. Not like those big shape multi-function printers, this HP printer has a small body but enough functions to finishing print scan and copy. It’s 14.2×10.4×7.8 WDH, and the maximum dimension is 14.2×16.8×13.7. So it is basically the size of a handle suitcase. The total weight of this small printer is 11.9 lb. That is nearly 5.4 kg. Very easy to move and do not occupy too much space. Indeed a compact and lightweight printer model. Since it is very light and small, you can buy it as a convenient office supply. This M140we printer has a 150-sheet input tray and a 100-sheet output bin to accomplish print scan and copy tasks. There is also a special extra tray on the output bin. It is mainly designed to hold the paper when it comes out from the output tray. In this case, paper won’t drop on the ground and it is quite convenient to take it out.

Printer Functions


In theory, this printer can print up to 21 ppm(page per minute). However, the exact print speeds may differ because of software applications, system configuration, drivers and document types. Thus the actual print speeds are going to be various. And it mainly compatibles with black laserjet toner cartridges. Consequently, the printed pages are all black and white texts or images. When this machine is ready to print, it will produce first black page as fast as 8.3 seconds. The resolution technology is HP FastRes 600, thus HP LaserJet MFP M140we printer can bring 600 x 600 dpi resolution. Moreover, we recommend users to print 100 to 1,000 pages a month by using this HP printer. Printing according to recommended page volume, you can protect the printer with regular printing. Otherwise, the over amount of printed pages may decrease the service life of your printer. In addition, the 140we printer includes the HP smart printing system – HP+. This tech supports you with efficient working and fast printing. But it requires an HP account and internet connection to make this printer function well. Therefore, you need to create a new HP account to continue printing on HP printers.

This machine can not print double-sided automatically, thus you need to manually turn over the paper. Since this printer is monochrome, it is not capable of color printing. To customers whose work need to print color images, this machine is not a good choice. On the contrary, if you often print black and white documents, then you can add this printer to your cart.


The scan flatbed size is 8.5 x 11.7 in and the scan resolution is up to 600 dpi in both hardware and optical. It supports both JPG, RAW (BMP), PNG, TIFF, PDF file format. Thus, customers can scan many kinds of documents and files and transfer them to different format. Scanning via HP LaserJet Software Scan or TWAIN-compliant or WIA-compliant software is also a good way. And this model accepts single or double scan in one pass. In addition, HP M140we can scan files directly to PDF and email it with preloaded business apps.

Like printing, auto-duplex scanning is also not available for this black and white printer. If you’re going to do a lot of duplex scanning in a short amount of time, this printer isn’t very good for the task. Because it requires users to flip the paper manually. In conclusion, HP M140we printer is not suitable for high-volume double-sided printing at one time.


It is simple to copy both side of ID cards onto one side of paper. But the copy resolution is only 600 x 400 dpi in text and graphics. The copy speed is the same as print, which up to 21 cpm. And the maximum number of copies are up to 99 copies. Users can resize the copier from 25 to 400%. In this way, you can choose M140we printer to finish your copying job. Furthermore, this black and white laser printer is a high speed copier for busy works. Hence, it can help people accomplish copy tasks with reliable quality.


Will this printer sell my personal information if I use it to copy or print? Does it store the private messages when I print? Some people may have these doubts and afraid the printer will steal their information. Don’t worry, this M140 is an HP+ printer which includes the HP smart printing system. Using it to print scan and copy will not enclose your privacy. And HP’s official will strictly protect customers’ privacy. By setting the personal account, it is safe to use the printer by one person.

HP Smart App Set Up

Many people want to know the detail procedures about how to set up the HP smart app. Here is the instruction to show you the specific steps to work with your HP smart app. And it also very simple to connect this printer to the network.

  1. Search HP smart on your app store, then download it to your phone
  2. Add your first printer to the printer setup and press “get started” button
  3. Then you can choose to connect the printer with WiFi or Ethernet Cable
  4. Enter the password and connect the printer to WiFi
  5. Press the “WiFi” button when the light is flashing on your HP printer(as the WiFi led light is on, it means the printer has been successful connected to the Internet)
  6. Continue to complete language and country settings, sign in with an HP account
  7. If you do not have a HP account, then create a new account
  8. After all set down, you can start to print

Using the HP smart app, print from virtually anywhere is not a difficult thing. You can connect it with your M140we printer and ready to print at any time. That is to say, do not need to stand beside the printer to operate it, just use mobile devices can print.

M140we vs M29w vs M110we

These three printers are all from HP, there are similarities and differences. When you are confused about how to choose the right printer for your work, we are pleasure to offer some advises for you.


  1. M29w is a HP LaserJet Pro series printer. In terms of print speeds, the M29w is slower than M140we, it prints 19 pages per minute.
  2. They use different toner cartridges. HP 48A is for HP LaserJet Pro M29w and HP 141A is for HP LaserJet MFP M140we.
  3. M110we printer does not have an output tray.
  4. More importantly, M110we only can print, it doesn’t have other functions.

Want to know the difference between “w” and “we”? Check out our blog HP Printer Model Numbers Explained.


  1. M140we and M29w both are monochrome black and white laser printers, they work with black laserjet toner cartridge. And can not print in color.
  2. They are all small desktop laser printers and mostly used in office or family.
  3. Both 140we and 110we can print at the speed of 21ppm.  

In a word, HP M140we printer is the new version of M29w printer. It is designed to work efficiently and bring higher quality prints for customers.

HP Instant Ink Program

Instant ink is an special service than HP develops to encourage the customers to buy more HP ink and toner cartridges. Customers need to subscribe the HP instant ink plan. While you run up with your ink, HP will send an HP instant ink to the customer. Each HP LaserJet M140we printer comes with a 6 months instant ink, so printer buyers can enjoy the free ink toner. If you do not have the HP+ printer, then you need to order the HP instant ink program to get an ink toner. According to the months of instant ink you purchased, the pricing may vary. This program helps you save up to 50% on toner or ink. Nevertheless, this instant ink service can not apply for all over the world, it only works at some counties. On the other way, if you do not need the instant ink, cancel it as soon as possible. Otherwise, it will take away your money.


HP LaserJet MFP M140we is a black & white printer, so it only uses with black laserjet toner cartridge. However, the high price of original ink and toner cartridges will cost you a lot on printing. With the same performance and quality, why not pick compatible cartridges? And you can rest assure that buying a HP LaserJet MFP M140we toner at YB Toner does not void your warranty. In fact, using a high quality laser toner can help to maintain the shelf life of laser printers.

On the other hand, store pricing may vary from manufacturers or sellers. The price of original toner always higher than compatible toners. And among compatible brands, the prices of ink toner are also different. However, at YB Toner, you can buy high quality toner replacements with a satisfactory price. For example, the HP 58X and HP 414X toner set produce the same page yield as the genuine. Luckily, you only need to pay almost half less money. More importantly, we provide 30-day free return and exchange after-sale services for customers.  


HP LaserJet MFP M140we is one of the latest HP home printer. This well-produced printer is the world smallest multifunction laser printer in its class. Though it does not have as many functions as some large printers, it is sufficient for daily use. What’s more, it’s relatively small. Very suitable for casual print jobs at home or small office. This laser printer is capable of delivering legible black and white documents. And the printed pages can store in a great situation for a long time. Besides, the entire printing process will not be too noisy and will not generate excessive dust pollution. You can work in a healthy and comfortable environment all the time. In conclusion, if you are looking for a newest home printer with compact size, HP LaserJet MFP M140we is a good buy. While if you are looking for a best-saving home printer, we don’t recommend this machine. See our recommendation in our blog Best Printer for Home Use with Cheap Ink in 2023.

Within 30 days of shipment, HP’s official website accepts returns and exchanges. And the printer warranty is limited in two years. If you’d like to know more details please check out the HP’s official website.

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