Hey loukeeya, long time no see. It's great to see you back on the boards, welcome back
Yeah it strikes me as odd as well, given that Win 7 lends itself to pretty well to notebooks and netbooks. I've seen quite a few that have been advertised with XP, which I find rather curious since MS announced it would discontinue support in a year or two.
Hopefully it's not indicative of the devices' lifespan.