I am glad to see this renewed development and a new version of the Dude. We run many hotspots and almost all of them on RB750. We have a few on RB2011l. Our biggest site only has about 50-50 hotspot users logged in at the same time. Most have about 20-25.
We have been running The Dude on them as well, although they really seem to have a performance hit that way. I'm talking about a 60 Mb/s WAN feed turns into 24 Mbps or LESS on the hotspot side. And of course the inability to add the Dude to the tile series has been a big problem to keeping us from upgrading.
This performance hit had led us to considering switching the hotspots to mini ITX motherboard PCs and running x86 Mikrotik on them just to get the better performance, and of course, The Dude.,
Here's my question- if I switch to the CC1009-8G-1S+1S+PC and add The Dude, will I see this performance hit any longer? If all I gain is The Dude, it isn't worth it. But if I get performance that yields the same speed on both the WAN and LAN sides of the hotspot, it is a no-brainer.
I need to purchase this gear by the end of 2015, so I'd appreciate all input, even though the CCR/Dude combination is brand new. What are people seeing?