1) On the 1710 the battery is screw mounted, making it easier to remove. 2) In 4 months my 2 yr warranty will expire. Very glad I repasted so early on, as I do leave my laptop running usually 24/7, and with OBSIDIAN-PC's Fan Control, the fans aren't constantly running as hard, helping them to live on longer. Temps are cooler vs original paste job. I also keep the laptop on a cooler to give it elevation. Also enjoying my OC on the memory modules to DDR4-2666.