Ripple was the first brand to launch 12th Gen Intel gaming laptops in Nepal with the Nova series. The company is now offering the vanilla Nova for a discounted price. So, let’s get into the full specs, features, official price, and availability of Ripple Nova and Nova Pro (Intel / Ryzen) gaming laptops in Nepal.
Ripple Nova, Nova Pro Overview:
Latest Intel / AMD CPUs
The new Ryzen variant of the Ripple Nova Pro is powered by AMD’s Ryzen 7 6800H processor. It is an octa-core processor with clock speeds ranging from 3.2GHz to 4.7GHz. The processor has 16MB of cache at its helm and supports Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT).
In addition to the new Nova Pro Ryzen, Ripple is continuing the 12th Gen Intel-powered Nova and Nova Pro gaming laptops. The Intel variant of the Ripple Nova Pro packs Core i7-12700H , a 12-core CPU with 6 performance and 8 efficiency cores.
Then we have the regular Ripple Nova with the Core i5-12500H. It is based on the base hybrid architecture as its bigger sibling but has reduced performance cores (4) and threads (8).
RTX 30-series GPUs
As for the graphics performance, all Ripple Nova series gaming laptops rely on NVIDIA’s RTX 30-series gaming laptops. Irrespective of the CPU choice, you get the RTX 3060 GPU on the Ripple Nova Pro, configured at a max TGP (Total Graphics Power) of 140W.
The Ryzen variant even offers a MUX Switch to bypass the integrated graphics to speed up graphical workloads.
Ripple Nova, on the other hand, comes with RTX 3050 Ti configured at up to 90W TGP.
RAM and Storage
Talking about the memory options, the Intel Powered Ripple Nova series laptops start at 8GB Of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. Ripple Nova Pro Ryzen, on the other hand, starts at 16GB RAM. All three laptops come with upgradeable RAM and SSD slots. But it is important to note that the Pro laptops have DDR5 slots that are faster but unfortunately also rarer in the market.
Design and Design
All laptops under the Ripple Nova series have similar designs. They even have the same screen size and weigh the same.
That being said, Ripple Nova Pro (Intel / Ryzen) has a better display than the Pro. 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 (Intel / Ryzen) 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)||
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (90W)||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (140W)|
|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)
Under the new offer, you can get the Ripple Nova and Nova Pro for Rs. 128,000 and Rs. 185,000, respectively. This discounted price is valid for pre-order with 20% pre-payment.
|Ripple Nova Gaming Series||Price in Nepal (Official)||Offer Price (Pre-Order)|
|Nova (144Hz FHD, Intel Core i5-12500H, RTX 3050 Ti, 8/256GB)||Rs. 138,000||Rs. 128,000|
|Nova Pro (165Hz QHD, Intel Core i7-12700H, RTX 3060, 16/512GB)||Rs. 201,000||Rs. 185,000|
- Meanwhile, check out our review of Ripple Nova Pro (Nepali).