Samsung's P3 dazzled enough under the lights of Las Vegas to make our Top 10 gadgets of CES, but now we've had the chance to see if it still impresses in the harsh, grim light of late January morning in the UK.
It's certainly the most well-built player Samsung has made, swapping the plastic body of the P2 for a cool, brushed aluminium finish that puts it on a par with foes like Creative's Zen X-Fi and Sony's new X Series.
A little less sleek, though, is the interface. While we like the option of creating five pages of widgets (including the puzzling Cat Sleep), flicking between pages can be a bit sluggish and the touchscreen isn't always iPod Touch responsive.
Still, there's plenty of file support (MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC for music, H.264, WMV, AVI and MP4 for videos), and it's likely to support downloaded BBC iPlayer content (though this is yet to be confirmed).
We'll have a hands-on video and full review very soon.
Pros: Well built. Crisp, bright screen. Wide format support
Cons: Prone to smudging. Interface a little sluggish. No Wi-Fi or web browser