In January 2010 Google said that Chrome OS would include a media player capable of playing content from local media. read this
None of the many reviews I have so far read mention whether the Cr-48 has a media player or not, and why this is important.
The ability to view media without uploading onto the cloud is fundamental to the functionality of the computer. Chrome OS is a mainly focussed on a single application - the Chrome Browser. A media player would double the number of applications!
Also, a Google media player should be awesome.
So why all the fuss over caps lock? has everyone forgotten about the media player?