Intel based, it should be finding the drivers. Then again, I found out the hard way, that the Acer Aspire a0532h Netbook would not work with Windows 8, and ended up having to roll it back to Windows 7, before giving it to my daughter.
You should have no problem though. You could try and go through and install the drivers for Windows 8 on the machine, as it sits now, to see what happens. That way once 8.1 does come out, you have figured out what is buggy, and what is not, so you can decide to stick with 8 or go with 8.1.
I am still undecided on 8.1, since I had problems about a two months ago, when I tried the pre-release, so had to do a full reinstall. I have learned with 8, to just keep any documents, or files I wish to keep on a NAS, USB Pocket drive, or one of my two cloud drives that I have. I keep a duplicate of some files on a family Cloud drive, and another copy on the NAS in my house.
When you pull the drivers for your machine, burn them to a DVD, or Pocket drive, so that you do not have to wait for them to download when you attempt to do the install.
You can also see if HP will send you a copy of Windows 8.1 when it comes out, with the drivers on that image. Cannot hurt to try. Cost should not be that much for the image. Also HP is pretty good about doing a "Clean copy" of the OS, without all the garbage. When I had my Compaq Notebook about ten years ago, I actually got the clean XP Pro DVD, along with the OEM with all the garbage on it.
Also run the Intel Autodetect software, to see if it will find any updated drivers for the Intel chipsets on that machine. http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect