Are there any good 7-8" Win 8.1 tablets?

Assuming all the latest news is all the news, it looks like there is no Surface Mini and there is no mini Nokia tablet... or at least there won't be anytime soon.

Is there a mini Win 8.1 tablet worth buying?

I feel like Microsoft is really missing an opportunity here. Why not release a Win 8.1 RT Surface Mini to compete with the Kindle Fire HDX and Nexus 7? Sigh...