Dell Venue 8 Pro runs hot

I just received my Dell Venue 8 Pro yesterday and so far I like almost everything about it except for one crippling flaw. Problem is, the lower right corner (the exact spot where I prefer to hold it) gets uncomfortably warm after about 5 to 10 minutes of use. I assume that's where the processor is located.

Is this warm spot normal? I didn't see it mentioned in any reviews, but it's significant enough that it may be a dealbreaker for me. Running games on this machine is rendered impossible because of it. After 5 minutes of Hydro Thunder it's not just warm, it's HOT.

Has anyone else encountered this problem? Is there anything I can do about it? I'd be willing to take an enormous hit in performance to keep the device cool; is it possible to underclock the processor?

If nothing can be done I'll probably return it and wait for a proper RT tablet in this form factor.