Ripple Nova gaming series launched as Nepal’s first 12th Gen Intel laptops

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Ripple, Nepal’s own laptop OEM, has beaten all other brands in introducing the first 12th Gen Intel laptops in Nepal. The company has officially launched the Nova lineup of gaming laptops with the latest Intel CPUs in Nepal. In this article, we will be discussing the specs, features, official price, and availability of Ripple Nova and Nova Pro laptops in Nepal. 

Ripple Nova, Nova Pro Overview:

12th Gen Intel H-series CPUs

The main highlight of the upcoming Ripple Nova Series is the 12th Gen Intel processors. Nova and Nova Pro are powerful gaming laptops packing Intel’s latest H-series processors.

To be more precise, Ripple Nova is powered by Intel Core i5-12500H, which is a 12 core CPU with 4 performance cores and 8 efficiency cores. Likewise, Ripple Nova Pro packs the Intel Core i7-12700H processor, which has two additional performance cores than i5-12500H.

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RTX 30-series GPUs

Ripple has paired the 12th Intel CPUs on its Nova series gaming laptops with the latest RTX 30-series GPUs. The Nova comes with RTX 3050 Ti with a total graphics power (TGP) of 90W. If you want more power, there is Ripple Nova Pro with RTX 3060 GPU (140W TGP).

RAM and Storage

Base variants of the two laptops under the Ripple Nova series have 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. That being said, Ripple Nova Pro comes with the newer DDR5 RAM clocked at 4800MHz. On the other hand, the vanilla Nova sticks to the DDR4-3200 memory standard. 

You can easily upgrade the RAM up to 32GB and storage up to 1TB SSD. For this, the laptops come with two RAM and two M.2 slots.

Design and Design

The two laptops under the Ripple Nova series have a similar design. They even have the same screen size and weigh the same.

That being said, Ripple Nova Pro also has the better display of the two. It sports a 15.6–inch display with a 165Hz refresh rate and QHD resolution. The 2K panel even has 100% sRGB coverage. Thus, we see it appealing to content creators as well.

On the other hand, Ripple Nova only has a 144Hz FHD display.

Rest of the specs

Likewise, Ripple Nova Pro comes with a 62.32Wh battery and ships with a 180W power adapter. On the other hand, the regular Nova comes with a smaller 42.32Wh battery and a 150W adapter. The port selection is exactly the same. Here, you get three Type-A, one Type-C, an HDMI, audio out, and an ethernet jack.

Ripple Nova Series (Nova, Nova Pro) Specifications: 

  Nova  Nova Pro 
Dimension  360.2 x 243.5 x 19.9mm; 1.9 kg 
Display  15.6-inch FHD, 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms  15.6-inch QHD, 165Hz refresh rate, 100% sRGB 
CPU  Intel Core i5-12500H (12C/16T)  Intel Core i7-12700H (14C/20T) 
GPU  NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (90W)  NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (140W) 
RAM  8/16/32GB DDR4-3200  8GB DDR5-4800 
Storage  256/512GB/1TB SSD 
Keyboard  Full-size S-Zone RGB Keyboard 
Battery  47Wh (150W adapter)  63Wh (180W adapter) 
Ports  2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, 1x HDMI 2.1, 1x card reader, 1x Audio out, 1x RJ45 

Ripple Nova, Nova Pro Price in Nepal and Availability (Official)

The price of the Nova Pro gaming laptop starts at Rs. 192,000 for the 8/256GB variant. Similarly, the starting price of Ripple Nova is Rs. 138,000. You can buy Ripple Nova gaming laptops from Ripple itself or via authorized sellers like Hukut.

Ripple Nova Gaming Series  Price in Nepal (Official)  Availability 
Nova (144Hz FHD, Intel Core i5-12500H, RTX 3050 Ti)  Rs. 138,000 Hukut (Pre-order) 
Nova Pro (165Hz QHD, Intel Core i7-12700H, RTX 3060)  Rs. 192,000

The additional cost associated with each RAM and storage upgrade is presented in the table below:

Memory Configurations  Additional Cost 
Ripple Nova  16GB RAM  Rs. 6,000 
32GB RAM  Rs. 18,000 
512GB SSD  Rs. 6,000 
1TB SSD  Rs. 18,000 
Ripple Nova Pro  512GB SSD  Rs. 6,000 
1TB SSD  Rs. 18,000 

  • Meanwhile, check out our review of Ripple Artifact Pro (Nepali).