The LiDE 120 measures 1.6 by 9.9 by 14.6 inches (HWD) and weighs 3.4 pounds. It's best described as a refresh of, rather than a significant upgrade from, the Canon CanoScan LiDE 110 Color Image Scanner. Most of the LiDE 120's hardware-based features, including its 2,400 pixel-per-inch (ppi) resolution, are unchanged from the LiDE 110. The software is different, but has similar capabilities and limitations. There's no real photo editor, for example, but Canon's My Image Garden works as a photo album and includes some photo enhancement commands. In addition, the scan utility includes built-in optical character recognition (OCR), so you can scan directly to searchable PDF format, as well as to image PDF format. You can even scan to editable text format.
Unlike many recent scanners, the LiDE 120 doesn't come with any connectors to online systems for direct scanning to the cloud. However, if you have an app from, say, Evernote, running on your computer, you can set the scan utility to save files to the directory that the cloud app is monitoring, so the app can send the scan to the cloud for you.