The recent PrintNightmare attack takes advantage of printer driver installation, and one of the mitigations Microsoft has put in place is to restrict the ability to install printer drivers to Administrators. So, yes, a bad actor can hack a laptop if regular users are allowed to install print drivers. And apparently limiting it to Administrators is not wholly sufficient:
Researchers have noted that the vulnerability has not been fully
addressed by the patches. After the patch is applied, only
administrators will be able to install printer drivers on a Windows
print server, as part of the vulnerability related to the ability of
non-administrators to install printer drivers on the system.