If the Win7-type desktop is what she's used to, you can still buy a Win7 laptop. Amazon has several.
And yes, you still have to uninstall all the assorted junk. That's been the case with laptops ever since WinBook went out of business. I always used to laugh when the reviewers listed "no included applications" as a minus for Winbook products. Having it come with nothing but Windows installed was a big plus!