Bij PC Stats is een review gepost van de 19" Sony E400 monitor, die zoals bekend een Trinitron buis gebruikt die een maximale resolutie van 1800 x 1440 @ 60Hz tevoorschijn kan toveren. De reviewer was desondanks van mening dat de kwaliteit van de buis de erg hoge prijs niet rechtvaardigde:
The Sony E400 is a really nice monitor, however the price and lack luster performance (seemingly anyway) at 1600*1200 is disheartening. Then again, Sony has never been a "value" leader, and their displays are always of high quality. It’s hard to finger out a single one of Sony's competitors that have such a high quality display in their "low-end" solutions. Although the price difference between Viewsonic’s "E" line and Sony’s "E" line is around $150 CAD ($103USD) you can see the obvious difference in quality between the two.
Does the Sony E400 deserve my recommendation? It unfortunately does not. While the Sony E400 is definately the BEST looking "value" line monitor that has ever seen the light of day. BUT Sony is charging you a lot more for their "value" line, than their competitors are for their "professional" line of monitors. I would recommend the KDS AV195TF if you must have a FD Trinitron CRT. I recommend the Samsung 900NF if you want a quality Dynaflat AG monitor. Ultimately I can only recommend the E400 for people that MUST get a Sony monitor (remember this is the most reasonably priced Sony monitor of all time.)