Hmmmmm OMG it’s a 1/2 inch smaller in one dimension (but nearly 1/2 LARGER in the other) OH NO!!!
It must be by magic that Glowforges in people’s homes are get parts replaced, or maybe it just SOFTWARE updates and improvements that are making power and resolution (and will CONTINUE to get updated).
Continuing the discussion from Glowforge shipments underway, schedule update, and more (June '17):
Our software and design teams are always thinking of ways to squeeze more out of your Glowforge. We’ve been making improvements to our engraving quality and we thought the best way to demonstrate that was to find the 3D engrave that we shared in December and re-print it. You’ll see the original on the left, and the new version on the right - smoother, more accurate, and with better detail.
Now most people wouldn’t notice - they both look great from a few feet away. But we’re excited about the level of detail, precision, and beauty you’ll have available to you! And the software is constantly getting better.