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The Apple LED Cinema Display works very well with the MacBook Pro Laptop
I use it with mine in pretty much the same configuration as you I just happen to use parrells instead of VMFusion.
It works well because it has the mini port video cable so theres no issues of compatability or anything like that
Is there a certain size monitor you are looking to get for this?
The LED Cinema display is really nice because its basically built to work with this laptop
Gotcha the nice thing about the apple is its ideal resolution and stuff
If you know what resolution you run your macbook pro at there are a few other options