We recently covered Ripple, a Nepal-based laptop OEM brand. They have already launched the Ripple Artifact gaming laptop at fairly competitive pricing. And now, we already have the next product from the brand. The laptop goes by the name Ripple Artifact Pro and I am more than excited to talk about its specifications, features, price, and availability in Nepal. Let’s begin.
Ripple Artifact Pro Overview:
Design and Display
Ripple Artifact Pro is a compact laptop that can be used for both gaming and business purposes. It is largely made of plastic with a semi-metal finish, boasts a thickness of 19.9mm, and weighs 1.9 kilograms. The brand claims it to be the lightest RTX 2060 laptop on the market. Furthermore, the display is surrounded by thin bezels, lending it a premium appearance.
In terms of display, the Artifact Pro has a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS panel with a refresh rate of 144Hz. The keyboard has a backlit RGB configuration. Moreover, the laptop has a Microsoft precision touchpad for precise touch response.
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Performance and Memory
On the performance side, it is powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor. This is a high-performance 45W TDP CPU from AMD based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture. Its base clock is rated at 2.9GHz while this silicon can hit up to 4.2GHz of max boost clock. Similarly, the Artifact Pro gets NVIDIA’s RTX 2060 Max-P graphics with 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM. There’s also an RTX 3060 variant although the company hasn’t specified its wattage.
Most of us are quite familiar with the Max-Q version of mobile GPUs. It refers to a watered-down version of a standard GPU that uses less power, which is most suitable for a thin-and-light laptop. However, this laptop uses the Max-P (Max Performance) version of RTX 2060 that is rated to consume more power and ultimately deliver greater performance.
The “Max-P” nomenclature is quite obsolete these days since most OEMs tend to simply skip the Max-Q label on their mobile GPU if it’s the high-performance variant. Getting to cooling, the Artifact Pro boasts 4 exhausts: 2 on the side and 2 at the back. As expected, the air intake vents are situated at the bottom. Ripple has used Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut thermal paste to cool down the CPU and the company’s benchmark reads as follows:
- 60 – 70ºC under regular gaming
- 80 – 90ºC under extensive workloads including benchmarks
Moreover, Ripple says Artifact Pro’s fans can run at a speed of up to 8000 RPM. In terms of memory, you have the option of 8GB or 16GB of DDR4 RAM. Both DDR4 RAM modules are coupled with an M.2 2280 256GB SSD. You can add 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, or 1TB HDD for NPR 5,000 each. For connectivity, it utilizes WiFi 802.11 ax and Bluetooth v5.0. It is fitted with a 62Wh Li-Po cell which supports a power supply of 180 watts.
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Rest of the specs
Ripple Artifact Pro boasts high-definition audio with its loud stereo speakers. For I/O communication, it incorporates a single USB 2.0 Type-A, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, and one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port (DisplayPort compatible).
Besides this, it also has two mini DisplayPort 1.4 (G-SYNC compatible), one HDMI 2.0, one headphone out, one mic-in, one RJ45, and a card reader that accepts SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards. Since it’s a gaming keyboard, it is RGB-backlit. Ripple Artifact Pro has a full-size scissor-style single-zone Chroma lighting keyboard.
You can customize the lighting from the Ripple TORQ Performance software. On top of this, it also lets you under/overclock the CPU and GPU, monitor system resources, switch performance profiles, customize keyboard macros, etc. Besides the customizable hardware inside, Ripple will customize the external looks of the Artifact Pro including laser engravings and laptop stickers upon a customer’s request. This will cost extra though.
Ripple’s after-sales service includes 2 years of warranty and a lifetime technical & servicing. The company says it is in the final stages of setting up a physical store in Bhatbhateni too. On the purchases of Artifact Pro, you will get a laptop sleeve and a mouse for free.
Ripple Artifact Pro Specifications:
- Body: 359.8 × 245.8 × 19.9mm, 1.9 kg
- Display: 15.6″ IPS panel, narrow bezels, 144Hz refresh rate
- Resolution: FHD (1920×1080) resolution
- Keyboard: Backlit, RGB lighting
- Touchpad: Microsoft Precision
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 4800H (Zen 2)
- RAM: 2× DDR4 SO-DIMM
- Storage: 2× M.2 2280 SSD
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with 6GB GDDR6 / RTX 3060 (6GB GDDR6)
- Battery: 62Wh Li-Po, 180W power supply
- Webcam: HD camera
- Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 ax, Bluetooth v5.0
- I/O ports: 1x USB 2.0 Type-A, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1× USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 2× Mini Display Port 1.4, 1× HDMI 2.0, 1× headphone-out, 1× mic-in, 1× RJ45, 1× card reader
- Warranty: 2 years (plus lifetime technical support, servicing)
Ripple Artifact Pro Price in Nepal and Availability
The price of Ripple Artifact Pro in Nepal is NPR 175,000 for the RTX 2060 variant with an 8/256GB configuration. Similarly, the RTX 3060 model with 16/256GB memory costs NPR 200,000. Artifact Pro is now up for pre-order on Ripple’s Facebook, Whatsapp page and you’ll have to pay NPR 10,000 in advance.
Here, the RTX 2060 and 3060 variants of Ripple Artifact Pro are also available at a special price of NPR 170,000 and NPR 190,000 for Gadgetbyte readers. In terms of their availability, the RTX 2060 variant is ready to ship whereas the RTX 3060 model will be available in a couple of week’s time.
|Ripple Artifact Pro||Price in Nepal||Limited offer price||Availability|
|8/256GB, RTX 2060||NPR 175,000||NPR 170,000||Facebook
|16/256GB, RTX 3060||NPR 200,000||NPR 190,000|
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