The other things that bugged me were, why are people still using laptops and mobile phones 300 years in the future.
You mean like the Padds and communicators that were still in fairly common use in every other Star Trek ever made? When you go to see a film based on a franchise, the implication is that it will contain the basic, familiar elements of that franchise. Even if those elements, despite having been originally designed as highly futuristic, now somewhat resemble things that people already use in their daily lives.
I'm sorry, I love 90's era trek - so far a great deal more than these new films - but criticizing a Star Trek movie for using 'mobile phones' is just lame. Especially since the '22nd century' style communicators were designed decades *before* mobile phones even existed...