With LCD iMacs hitting the $100 range, it is time for me to retire my 1999 G3 iMacs in my outbuildings. They are very handy for iTunes and using the web but are pretty slow.

Although the outbuildings are heated and insulted, I only run the heat when I am in there. As a result, they will get pretty cold and during the summer can get rather warm. The CRT iMacs never had a problem.

Also, I would not mind moving an older LCD TV in one out building too.

Do these LCD panels handle the cold and heat okay?

Also, I can get a G4 iMac for about $50-75, G5 iMac for about $125, and a first generation Intel 17" iMac for about $175-200. Is it worth the extra money for the newer ones?