If you turned all the settings down to the minimum, this laptop might run it with only a little lag.
Obviously it's preferable to use a desktop for FFXIV, but for people who have to have a laptop, and only have a budget of about $1000, this is an option, as it would probably get about 2000 on the benchmark on "low".
"I want a laptop"
"I don't want to spend $1500+"
"I want a computer that will run FFXIV without being laggy, even on low settings"
A good gaming laptop is already expensive. XIV raises the bar even higher. Ask yourself the following question: Do you REALLY want to spend $1000 on a new computer and learn two months later that it runs the ONE game you bought it for abysmally?
A lot of people say they don't care how it plays, just that it plays, but when you have to turn everything all the way down and your framerate is still horrible... suddenly people rethink this.
I can guarantee you that after launch, threads will change from "My [system with low specs] will run XIV just fine!" to "Why is my [system with low specs] getting such horrible performance? FFXIV sucks, because my computer is fine! I want my money back/will never buy another SE product!"