This is my first post here... I'm looking for a decent router for my home, never had any experience with mikrotik. The choice is between various hex models. I have studied technical specs and it seems that hex lite is sufficient for what I might expect from a home router in foreseeable future. My Internet connection is ASDL (40/10) and I cannot get better than 80/10. I've replaced crappy ISP "super-router" with modem that acts as bridge and offers public Internet via DHCP. I currently use Gl.Inet with custmized OpenWRT as router (but not an AP). I have quite a lot of devices at home (myself plus two kids, so usual stuff - XBOXes, phones, laptops, tons of IoT/smart home, Kindles, printers, cameras, NAS, TVs, VoIP, etc...) - probably around 20 connected devices simultaneously, 30 in total... I als use HE IPv6 tunnel.
Is hex lite a good future-proof choice as of 2019 for a "power user" or should I go for bigger brother (hex / hex s)?. I do not need gigabit on router (have POE gigabit switch), but might be interested in things like isolating group of devices (e.g. Google home/chromcasts or CCTV cameras) into separate VLANs with dedicated AP/switch. Still no need for gigabit ports on the router.
What I really like in hex lite is low power consumption of 2W, what is awesome. On the other side it has only 64MB of RAM, while next model is 256MB of RAM.
Is RouterOS very RAM hungry?
Can someone share his/her experience here? Again it is to be used as home border gateway... expectation is it will be rock solid...