Okay, here's the scoop: I want to view the photos I've taken while traveling. I was thinking of an Android-based tablet for this, then a converter of some kind that would which allow me to hook up a SD card reader to the tablet, then view the images on the tablet from my memory card. I may want to futher do some editing of the images, and perhaps do a 'save as' to the tablet with some of the images. I'm looking at several tablets, including the Acer Iconia A200 or A210, which both have USB 2.0 ports on them so I wouldn't need a converter to hook up my card reader. In an earlier post of mine I was told that I can do what I want using an Android tablet (assuming it's not one that operates entirely in the 'cloud' like the Chromebook.) However, people at two computer stores have warned me against trying to use an Android tablet to view my photos. I gather (from them) that either the Android operating system won't allow it, or the connections won't allow it, or the Android system may have been messed with by whoever built the darn thing, so again, it won't read a memory card with photos on it. As an aside, I was told I can only buy from the Google Android app store if I have a Gmail account. Both places have recommended that I instead look at either an iPad or a small netbook or notebook (but not running Windows 8, which one of them called Windows Ain't). So, needless to say, I'm confused. Can anyone definatively tell me that I can do what I want with any other Android tablet (or more specifically, with the Acer A200 or A210 which I mentioned). And is it true about the Android app store, that I have to have a gmail account to use it? Thanks, David.