I didn't have it in my lap, so it wasn't burning me, I'm just saying it was THAT hot where if I held my hand to it, I could probably get burnt up, and again I'm not exaggerating.
I have no idea how it didn't start I fire when I think about it.
That's not just Dells - that's pretty much any laptop that you ask performance of that it wasn't designed for. The nVidia line is designed for lower power consumption and less heat.
The laptop that Wint linked isn't technically a "Dell" either - it's the AW m14x. I have the first gen, and sure it gets warm, but nothing that is unreasonable for a gaming notebook. It also runs Skyrim on high settings and scored very good on high settings with the XIV benchmark. The one he linked is the second gen with stuff that's a step up from what I'm running, and that's a lot of machine for the money. Go ahead and configure those specs at Sager - I shopped around a lot and the prices were comparable enough that in the end I chose the Alienware flash.
If you are going to spend a grand on a notebook, don't spend it on integrated graphics and expect the performance of the rest of the components will compensate. You won't be happy.