|If you need 3 hubs to connect all your external hardware then perhaps a desktop computer would serve you better. Evidently you don't move your laptop often, if at all.|
The standard calls for connection of up to 127 devices. In my experience this never works as well as intended.
Your old laptop had only USB 2.0 controllers. You new laptop has a mix of USB 2.0 & 3.0.
See the links below for specs.
USB 3.0 is supposed to be fully backward compatible with older devices. This is another case where things don't always work as designed.
From helping here, I see issues sometimes with certain classes of devices being more problematic.
I don't think the specs for your laptop will show which USB ports are USB 3.0 & which are 2.0 but you may have better luck on a 2.0 port.