It might not exactly be quite as small as the idea originally intended, but the Raspberry Pi will probably make jaws drop regardless. The idea used to be for a flash drive-sized computer, but the concept has since evolved, somewhat grown in size, but not by much.
Besides, when someone sees something this small, the first assumption will definitely not be that the critter is capable of playing full HD media.
It turns out that the Raspberry Pi can definitely accomplish that, thanks to its hardware and the Linux operating system.
The target price mostly dictated how many features were possible to cram into the device.
Still, for something that will ship for $25 (18.77 Euro), the Raspberry Pi delivers a lot.