In the movie Live Free or Die Hard, when introducing the main villain, a hacker by the name of Thomas Gabriel, the character named Warlock who is also a hacker, says this to John McClane and his sidekick to express Gabriel's proficiency as a hacker:
and, with just a laptop, hacks into NORAD and shuts down our defence network. So they put a gun to the man's head and forced him to stop the hack. Thomas Gabriel's the guy who shut down NORAD with a laptop just to prove a point.
why is there an emphasis on the laptop part? is it really more impressive that he hacked into that organization with a laptop instead of a regular PC?