chocky : why should AU be lent one? They were lent a RS Scorcher for about 18 months and never wrote a damned thing about it. It took them ages to write anything about the Kinetic and when they did the objective review of the 7500 based machines, the series was hacked short. From what I can see, the only chance of an objective head-to-head in a mag would be done by Archive as they really have nothing to gain and are just about the only mag with the balls to call a spade a spade and not to pull their punches.
In other words, give Archive the machines and let them do a head to head.