The PT-AR100U projector is pretty clean looking - off-white, rectangular, but with slightly sloping sides. It won't offend, it won't end up in a museum either.
The front of projector has the large 2:1 zoom mounted off center to the right (if facing the projector). To its left are the IR sensor for the remote control, and a large exhaust vent. The hot air blows out toward the front and right hand front at an angle. If you are using table top, you won't want to be sitting two feet forward, and one to the right, it could get a bit toasty.
The control panel is a small affair located on the side by the front, as seen here.
The top of the projector removes, when it's time to replace the lens, so that there's no need to have to unmount a ceiling mounted PT-AR100U, when it comes time to put in a new lamp. (Home theater projectors mount upside-down, when ceiling mounted.)
There's a large intake vent behind the control panel. All the inputs and connectors are found on the back panel.
Down below, you'll find two screw thread adjustable front feet, and a single fixed rear foot, for a stable 3 point stance.