Oh for sure, I wouldn't consider it with a mechanical disk. The laptop in question has no moving parts per se, but there are still a lot of components in there which I don't want coming loose.
Also, if it's a concern, cheap Chromebook?
I considered it, but I don't fancy maintaining another device.
Was really just wondering if anyone had experienced bad things happening. I suspect it'd be fine but wanted to ask, as I know @photoben had issues after transporting camera gear in a front rack.