Apple's online Apple Store beat IBM, Dell and Sony in a recent US Consumer Reports survey.

AppleInsider reports that Apple led the pack in a survey of 78,000 Consumer Reports subscribers, who reported positive experiences using the US store.

Apple was rated number one with an overall score of 93. The closest challenger was IBM, (86), Dell (84), Compaq/HP (83), Toshiba (82), Sony (82) and Gateway (80).

The complete report will be published in December.