For the seventh straight year in a row, Apple has topped the American Consumer Satisfaction Index survey, ringing in at number one on the annual list of PC manufacturers as ranked by customers.
That’s nine points ahead of its closest competitors, which are Dell, Acer, and HP. As you can see from the chart above, Apple is on its way up as well.
It’s tempting to lay success like this at the feet of the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, but keep in mind that this is strictly about PC manufacturers. Consumers are more satisfied than ever with their Macs, and it shows on the sales side as well, with Macs selling in record numbers.