When you need to buy a new computer, deciding what kind to get can be tough. Do you want a desktop or laptop? What kind of operating system should you get? How much memory do you need? What about processing speed? And so on…
Your needs as a computer user are unique to you, but there’s another consideration: What brand of computer should you buy? Luckily, there’s a new survey out from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) that can help you with at least that part of the decision.
It’s Official: Apple Is America’s Favorite Computer Brand in 2019
Each year, ACSI polls thousands of U.S. consumers to find out which companies and products make them happiest. Apple has come out on top for the second year in a row with a score of 83 on a scale of 0 to 100, thanks in large part to its dominance in the laptop and tablet markets.
Samsung, which led all manufacturers in the desktop category, came in a strong second overall with a score of 81 — down a point from last year’s survey.
Here are the complete results:
2019 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Personal Computer Brand Ranking
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ACSI interviewed nearly 13,000 people chosen at random between September of 2018 and August of 2019 to arrive at their findings.
This year, overall satisfaction with personal computers was at a score of 78, a 1.3% increase over the 2018 survey.
The better score was due to increased satisfaction with laptop computers (up 3%), since people were generally less satisfied with their desktop computers (down 2%) and tablets (down 4%) than they were the year before.
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Apple topped the list when it comes to customer experience, but came in behind both Amazon and Samsung in the “value” category.
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