If I shut the lid of my laptop or put it in sleep mode, when it wakes up, the screen goes black on both the laptop and the external monitor connected through the Plugable hub. Even when I disconnect the hub, the laptop won’t “wake up”.
I use the Plugable 7 port hub to connect my month old Win10 ASUS Zenbook to an external hard drive, mouse/keyboard, and an external monitor (using the Plugable VGA adapter).
I bought these items for quick plug 'n play functionality, so I can switch on a dime. But I’ve had to do several hard reboots on the Zenbook, even after disconnecting.