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.
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:
|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|
|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:
Ripple Nova Pro
- Meanwhile, check out our review of Ripple Artifact Pro (Nepali).