Smaller and more compact than I expected (I know, I saw the dimensions but I just had it pictured larger). Of course compact is good as long as it doesn't compromise the quality... and this little unit is quality. I am amazed at how well it performs. I have used this in lieu of a television in my living room because I can pull down my projection screen, hook up my Apple TV using the supplied HDMI cable and wallah! I was really impressed at the keystone feature allowing me to place the unit fairly close to the screen (at nearly a 45 degree angle) without distortion. Brightness and clarity are excellent. The unit is quiet and screws on to my table top tripod with ease. Simple and intuitive to use.