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Apple posted the best Internet Explorer and Firefox response times in July, says Gomez.
Apple.com produced the best high broadband access times among 21 large web retailers tested in July, according to Compuware Gomez(more from Compuware Gomez http://ecommerce-news.internetretailer.com/retailing/gomez). Last month, Apple.com posted the fastest response time in Internet Explorer tests with an average load time of 0.86 seconds and the fastest Firefox load time, also with an average of 0.78 seconds.
Dell.com finished in second place for Internet Explorer tests at 1.31 seconds, followed by OfficeDepot.com (1.53), HPShopping.com (1.55) and Macys.com (1.67).
LLBean.com finished second last month’s Firefox response time tests with an average of 0.88 seconds. Dell.com (1.00) came in third and Overstock.com (1.09) came in fourth, followed by OfficeDepot.com came in fifth (1.39).
In July, the average large retailer’s high broadband response time for a shopper using Internet Explorer was 2.16 seconds, the Gomez study shows. The average Firefox response time among the same group of retailers last month was 1.78 seconds.
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