Bargain Alert on eBay. Via the online marketplace, Computeruniverse currently offers the ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DV, a damn well-equipped and relatively light gaming laptop with RTX 2060 at an affordable price. GIGA reveals whether the purchase of the gaming notebook is really worth it.

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Shortly before Christmas looking for a new gaming laptop? Then you should take a look at the current offer from Computeruniverse on eBay. Via the online marketplace, the mail order company offers the Asus TUF Gaming FX505DV-BQ007T, a solid gaming laptop at a discount. are due for the gaming notebook with ray tracing graphics card – shipping is free of charge.

The most important technical properties of the gaming laptop at a glance:

  • Display: 15.6 inches, 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (Full HD) @ 60 Hz, IPS panel
  • Processor: Ryzen 5 3550H (4 cores, 8 threads @ max.3.7 GHz)
  • Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
  • RAM: 8 GB DDR4 @ 2,400 MHz
  • Mass storage: 512 GB PCIe SSD
  • Connections: HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, 1x LAN, 1x jack
  • Operating system: Windows 10 Home 64 bit
  • Battery capacity: 48 Wh
  • Weight: 2.20 kg

Product evaluation: Good

The Asus TUF Gaming FX505DV-BQ007T leaves almost nothing to be desired for gamers. The RTX 2060 provides enough power to play even current games like Control with activated ray tracing and high settings in Full HD resolution with smooth frame rates. In direct comparison, the graphics chip even offers so much power that the CPU could turn out to be a bottleneck. Nevertheless, the AMD processor offers enough power to play and work. The weight of 2.2 kg is pleasantly light, so that the gaming laptop can also be safely carried in a backpack.

The built-in 512 GB PCIe SSD provides enough storage space for the operating system, some programs and a few games. If you need more memory, you can also install a 2.5-inch hard drive in the computer. The same applies to the main memory. The capacity of the RAM is a bit tight at the factory with 8 GB, but can be easily expanded.

However, there are two small drawbacks: the laptop is delivered without an operating system. You have to take care of a Windows license yourself. Furthermore, the capacity of the battery is very low at 48 Wh. With a gaming laptop, which in most cases is operated directly from the socket, this should only be a problem for a few people.

Deal-assessment: Very well

The gaming laptop usually costs more than 1,000 euros, which saves you around 200 euros. A very good deal if you consider that laptops with Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 are often only offered for significantly more than 1,000 euros.

The perfect "all-round carefree" package is not offered here. Customers have to be prepared for a rather weak battery life and should also add some money for a RAM upgrade. Even a 120 Hz display would not have harmed the laptop. Players could have benefited from this especially in games such as Rocket League or Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. If you can come to terms with these "weak points", the Asus TUF Gaming FX505DV is an incredibly powerful gaming laptop.

By the way, if you are thinking about buying, you should make a quick decision. According to eBay, only a few devices are currently available.