PCs, now with extra timey-wimey stuff: Official Doctor Who TARDIS desktops now for sale

2013 will be the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, the BBC TV series featuring a mysterious alien (who looks human) who calls himself The Doctor and who travels pretty much anywhere and any-when he wants in his Time and Relative Dimensions in Space (TARDIS) machine.

The TARDIS itself is shaped on the outside like an old UK police box, and now a PC company is selling a desktop system that looks like the TARDIS (no, it is not bigger on the inside than on the outside).

Scan Computers is now selling the TARDIS system on its website. This is not just a fan making a case mod; this system has been fully authorized by the BBC as a licensed Doctor Who product. The TARDIS case itself is made of "over 45 pieces of individually cut brushed aluminum" and colored in the familiar Pantone blue shade that matches the TARDIS in the TV show.

While the doors don't open, the Police Box sign on the top does open up to expose the system's Blu-Ray drive. Of course, the PC can be configured with a number of different hardware options, including Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, up to 16 GB of RAM, and up to 750 GB of hard drive space.

You can be the envy of all of your Doctor Who-watching friends with the TARDIS PC. Scan Computers is now selling the system starting at £935.99. (Sonic screwdriver not included.)

Source: Scan Computers | Image via Scan Computers

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This has the opportunity to be completely and utterly awesome. But instead, it looks a little cheap. The hue of blue and the plastic appearance make me sad.

Quibbling like quislings - the idea behind such mods is that they NOT be like every other PC case - and then some nitpick. If you can do a better job, do it, don't nitpick or even Britpick what others do (especially since they are LICENSED - and you aren't). I'd like to see them in the US (maybe via QVC or HSN)?

Build quality is plenty good. What do people expect, an ACTUAL TARDIS made of wood? Get real. I'd buy one if I had the extra $$$.

I had to return a faulty HDD to them a few months ago and while they took their time dispatching the replacement, I can't say I had any issues with them.

You have legal rights to return anything purchased online in the UK 7 WORKING days (as in a week and a bit) after it has been delivered to you. You only have to pay for the return postage.

SCAM are well known to put people through the wringer on returns - there's plenty of user stories out there on the web. You can count me as one of them - their favourite get out is "no fault found" and i never had any kind of 'service' from them post sales that's worth mentioning.
Couple that with a recent surfacing of a security leak with user's information (5 years ago and they informed the police but none of the affected users) and i'm quite willing to pay extra to use someone else.
Shoddy company for after sales.

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