Huge PC laptop people

I just witnessed a guy spend about 5 minutes getting his laptop and related accessories out, organized, hooked up, ready to go. First he drug out his GIGANTIC, thick laptop, his power adaptor, his mouse, his MOUSE PAD and his wireless card. He then had to walk around and find a power outlet (isn’t the point of a laptop that you don’t need to use the power outlet when you’re out-and-about?), once he found the power outlet and got everything plugged in, he had to wait about 3 minutes for the thing to boot up. I might be out of the loop but doesn’t windows have a “sleep” mode like Apple/Mac OS X laptops?

Anyways, it just seemed overly complex to just get online and surf the web :P