Intel Could Capture 30-40% of the Tablet Market in 2014.
"Bay Trail" will make further inroads in late 2013
Intel is set to introduce "Bay Trail" processors in late 2013 which would give it an edge over competition as it would be the first mobile processor to be made on the 22 nm process node. This will lead to performance and power consumption advantages over its rivals. Even the current generation of Clovertrail Atom processors is receiving good reviews. Bay Trail will further improve Intel's mobile processor offerings. With Android tablets adopting Intel processors, it might be possible for Intel to capture 30-40% of the tablet market in 2014.
According to Fudzilla's "industry sources," tablets featuring Intel's upcoming quad-core Atom "Bay Trail" SoC will arrive in Q4 2013, specifically in time for the 2013 holiday season and the important consumer holidays of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Boxing Day.
That will be real cool. And I agree it has a good chance of happening primarily because the Tablet market has swung around so fast in favor of Android versus iOS. Even Microsoft has managed to get 7.5% market share in just 2 quarters.
All PC OEMs are chomping at the bit to get a piece of the action. Once Intel delivers compelling Haswell and Bay Trail SoCs, I think these OEMs should be able to push huge volumes at good prices.
I see the market adopting compelling Intel-based Tablets, Convertibles and Detachables very quickly from Q3 onwards.