A recent study has unveiled that Apple is to take centre stage next year in the brand-name notebook world. The company is expected to ship 3.27 million notebook computers worldwide next year, an increase of 42 percent compared to 2.29 million units this year, according to the Topology Research Institute. This means that Apple's market share in the worldwide notebook market will rise to 4.7 percent from 3.9 percent this year. Apple notebooks are set to really attract consumer attention next year when they will unveil light-weight models with a stylish new design.