I thought Laptops were shock proof...
Laptops are a condensed desktop, they still have a hard drive and they still can shatter into a 1000 pieces.
One tip that I learned was, never move a laptop thats on sharply, it will cause bad sectors.
Also, laptops are more shock proof when the hard drive is properly seated at shutdown. Unfortunately, when you put your system into standby or hibernate, the hard drive shuts down with the read/write head in the middle of the disk where it left off, so shocks can cause bad sectors easily too. The only safe way to prevent damage is to shut down, then move your computer. Shutdown makes the read / write head return to a locked position.
Of course, I don't care about my data, I use network storage, so if my hard drive dies, oh well Thats why you will see me carry my laptop while its on.