With its very low profile and small footprint, the C3327W-A has a sleek appearance. The C3327W-A has its lens positioned to the left of the center of the projector when facing it. There is no sliding lens cover, as typically seen with a projector of this design, but the lens is recessed enough that it’s protected from most accidental contact. Nonetheless, it would be nice to have the sliding cover that also provides video and audio mute (A/V Mute) with some of the C3327W-A’s competitors. There are buttons to mute the audio and blank the display on the remote however. To the right of the lens, on the front panel, is a large air intake vent and to the left of the lens, along the top edge, is an IR receiving eye that can pick up signals from above the projector as well as in front. Height adjustment is obtained via a push button, adjustable foot in the center front of the C3327W-A. Unfortunately, the rear corner feet are not adjustable.
On top of the projector, just behind the lens, are two recessed rings for lens focus and zoom control. There is a nicely laid-out control panel toward the rear, with some basic controls. There are buttons for Power, Menu, Navigation and OK (Enter). The menu Up/Down navigation buttons double as adjustment buttons for keystone adjustment and the OK button serves as an input selection button when the Menu is not displayed. There are also indicators for Power and lamp status. To the right of the control panel is the cover for access to the lamp. Having the cover on top of the C3327W-A allows for easy access even if the projector is ceiling mounted. The screw to release the cover is on the rear of the projector.
There is an intake vent and air filter that comprises the left side of the projector. The air filter can be easily removed from the projector for cleaning. On the right side of the projector is the hot air exhaust port.